Near Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
James Solomon Russell
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UL-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 36° 34.386′ N, 78° 12.217′ W. Marker is near Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on U.S. 1 near Palmer Springs Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecklenburg County Virginia / North Carolina (approx. 2 miles away); Trading Path (approx. 8.7 miles away in North Carolina); Admiral Kirk Donald (approx. 9.1 miles away in North Carolina); Weldon Edwards (approx. 9.6 miles away in North Carolina); Town of La Crosse (approx. 10.7 miles away); Mecklenburg County Training School (approx. 11.2 miles away); James Turner (approx. 11.2 miles away in North Carolina); Salem Chapel (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “James began attending a local school whose schoolmaster allowed tuition to be paid in labor and farm products, and the schoolmaster and superintendent encouraged him to continue his education. He thus was admitted to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (later Hampton University in 1874. Financial constraints required that he support himself, as well as interrupt his own education several times. After a year, he began teaching near home, and also worked when the college was not in session.” (Submitted on August 25, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.