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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Huntersville Rosenwald School

 
 
Huntersville Rosenwald School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
1. Huntersville Rosenwald School Marker
Inscription. The Huntersville School was built in 1930-31 as a Rosenwald School. The Julius Rosenwald fund provided $1,000 toward the construction, with contributions from African Americans and the local government provided the rest of its $7,000 cost. Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Company, established the fund in 1917 and helped pay for the construction of more than 5,000 schools for African Americans in 15 southern states. The Huntersville School was one of the last built in Virginia, as the program ended in 1932. It included classroom space for four teachers and was named for its first principal, Joseph S. Gibson.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 333.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.595′ N, 76° 25.633′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Hampton Roads Parkway and Hunter's Court on Hampton Roads Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Portsmouth (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle of Craney Island
Huntersville Rosenwald School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
2. Huntersville Rosenwald School Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 3.6 miles away); Craney Island (approx. 4 miles away); African American Oystermen (approx. 4.9 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Glebe Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hargrove's Tavern (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
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