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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware State College High School

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. Delaware State College High School Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1921, the Board of Trustees of the State College for Colored Students, later known as Delaware State College, approved a resolution recommending the establishment of a high school for Negro students on its campus. This was the second such institution in the state, and the first outside of Wilmington. Many of the classes were held in the Dupont Building, also known as the Practice School This building was named for Pierre S. Dupont, a Delaware philanthropist who was instrumental in funding the construction of Negro schools throughout the state. With the establishment of a comprehensive high school for Negro students in each county, the State College High School was closed in 1952.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.05′ N, 75° 32.673′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on College Road 0.7 miles west of North Dupont
Delaware State College High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
2. Delaware State College High School Marker
Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dupont School (within shouting distance of this marker); Loockerman Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover Downs (approx. half a mile away); Dover (approx. one mile away); Dover International Speedway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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