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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The First School for "Colored" in Jefferson County

 
 
The First School for "Colored" in Jefferson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 15, 2019
1. The First School for "Colored" in Jefferson County Marker
Inscription.  On these grounds stood the first school for "colored" in Jefferson County. In 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau established this school at the home of Achilles Dixon, a blacksmith. Its first teachers were Annie Dudley and E.H. Oliver. It remained a school until 1874.
 
Erected 1997 by Page-Jackson Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 17.413′ N, 77° 51.557′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Liberty Street west of North Samuel Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 East Liberty Street, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Focus of Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Charles Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin R. Delany (about 400 feet away); John Yates (about 400 feet away); Two Treason Trials
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(about 400 feet away); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town (about 400 feet away); Charles Washington's Town (about 400 feet away); The Trial of John Brown (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
The First School for "Colored" in Jefferson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 15, 2019
2. The First School for "Colored" in Jefferson County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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