Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pocahontas High School
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-71.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 37° 33.474′ N, 77° 56.888′ W. Marker is in Powhatan, Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giles's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Powhatan Troop (approx. 2 miles away); Memorial to Powhatan Servicemen (approx. 2 miles away); The Courthouse Tavern / Atkinson's Hotel / The Village (approx. 2 miles away); Powhatan Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Powhatan Court House (approx. 2 miles away); The Court House (approx. 2 miles away); Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
Also see . . . Historical marker dedicated to Pocahontas High School in Powhatan. 2015 article by John Reid Blackwell in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Janet Carter, a member of the Pocahontas High School Class of 1967, remembers the rural school in Powhatan County as ‘a gathering place for the community and social events, and a good place to attend school.’ Demetrius Venable was in the Class of 1966 and now teaches at Howard University in Washington. He grew up next door to Pocahontas, ‘so it was home, and a playground, and a school,’ he said. Both of them visited the school again Saturday for the unveiling of a state historical marker commemorating its history. About 100 Pocahontas High School graduates and other guests, students and teachers attended the event.” (Submitted on August 31, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.