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Accomac in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Nottingham Smith High School

 
 
Mary Nottingham Smith High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Mary Nottingham Smith High School Marker
Inscription. The first high school for blacks in Accomack County was dedicated on this site in 1932. It was named in honor of Mary Nottingham Smith (1892-1951), a black educator who dedicated her life to educating all young people. In 1956, the school was renamed for T.C. Walker, an attorney from Gloucester County. It was demolished in 1987. A second Mary N. Smith High School was built on another site in 1953.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EP 22.)
 
Location. 37° 42.979′ N, 75° 40.7′ W. Marker is in Accomac, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Alt. US 13 Front Street and T. C. Walker Drive, on the right when traveling north on Alt. US 13 Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Accomac VA 23301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Governor Wise (approx. 0.4 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. 0.4 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War II, Korea & Vietnam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Accomac Historic District (approx. half a mile away);
Now a vacant lot. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Now a vacant lot.
Makemie Statue (approx. half a mile away); Debtors Prison (approx. half a mile away); Elijah Baker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Onancock (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Accomac.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducationNotable Persons
 
Mary Nottingham Smith High School Marker, on Front Street looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Mary Nottingham Smith High School Marker, on Front Street looking east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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