Near Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Armstead Tasker Johnson School
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 38° 4.638′ N, 76° 46.927′ W. Marker is near Montross, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) west of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Private Tate, Buffalo Soldier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Westmoreland Courthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Westmoreland County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nominy Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
Regarding Armstead Tasker Johnson School. The building now houses the Armstead Tasker Johnson Museum, a depository of collections, artifacts, memorabilia, documents and other items related to education in the area. It is open Saturdays from noon to 4 pm.
Also see . . . African-American Life in Westmoreland County. An Images of America: Virginia book by Cassandra Burton. “Persons of color either ended their education or were sent away by boat to relatives or kind friends who would provide room and board so their children could be educated in Philadelphia, Baltimore, or Washington, D.C.” (Submitted on September 10, 2009.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.