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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Sumner-Ramer Memorial School

515 West Martin Street

Sumner-Ramer Memorial School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Sumner-Ramer Memorial School Marker
Inscription.  The present building was completed in 1917 under the leadership of Fred R. Ramer. He was the first principal in Berkeley County to have a school named after him. Ramer school served the black community until 1964.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia, Martinsburg Historic Properties series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 39° 27.583′ N, 77° 58.133′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on West Martin Street west of Raleigh Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 W Martin St, Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. R. Clifford (here, next to this marker); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); 224 - 226 West King Street
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Market House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belle Boyd (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
Sumner-Ramer Memorial School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Sumner-Ramer Memorial School
Now known as the Ramer Center, home of the Sumner Ramer African American School Museum and The Berkeley County Schools’ Instructional Resource Center, Media Services and Special Education departments.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,784 times since then and 211 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 30, 2023