La Grange in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lagrange Training School / Rosenwald Schools
Resenwald Schools. Site of one of the 158 Rosenwald Schools constructed in Kentucky between 1917 & 1932. The one-room schoolhouse provided an education for African American children required to attend segregated schools. This program grew out of Booker T. Washington’s vision for educational reform & his partnership with philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Oldham County Historical Society and Oldham County Tourism & Conventions. (Marker Number 2418.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
Location. 38° 24.862′ N, 85° 22.808′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is on North 1st Street (Kentucky Route 53) south of Woodcreek Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 N 1st St, La Grange KY 40031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Funk Seminary Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldham County, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 104 East Main Street (approx. half a mile away); Colonel William Oldham (approx. half a mile away); A Masonic Leader (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
Also see . . . Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky. PDF file. 1997 report by Alicestyne Turley-Adams. Excerpt:
Rosenwald Schools had an immediate impact on white school districts. White county school officials were stimulated by the example of these new, neatly built buildings and(Submitted on July 3, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.