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Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashburn School

 
 
Ashburn School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
1. Ashburn School Marker
Inscription.  On this site stands Ashburn Colored School, a one-room public Schoolhouse built ca. 1892 for African American students. Virginia’s public school system, established in 1870, was racially segregated from its inception. Schools for black children received less funding and offered fewer educational opportunities than those for whites. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that segregated schools were unconstitutional, but Virginia's government resisted integration. This school closed in 1958, when its students were transferred to a new segregated school in Leesburg. Loudon County schools were fully desegregated in the 1968-69 school year.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 39° 2.872′ N, 77° 29.147′ W. Marker is
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in Ashburn, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Ashburn Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20685 Ashburn Road, Ashburn VA 20147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashburn Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belmont Chapel (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Barn (approx. 1.6 miles away); Belmont (approx. 1.7 miles away); Belmont Ridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (approx. 2 miles away); Tracks Into History (approx. 2 miles away); This is W&OD Trail: Smith Switch! (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashburn.
 
Ashburn School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
2. Ashburn School Marker
Ashburn School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
3. Ashburn School
Sic Semper Tyrannus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
4. Sic Semper Tyrannus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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