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Ettrick in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Simms Hall

 
 
Simms Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 8, 2020
1. Simms Hall Marker
Inscription.  Simms Hall was used to educate tradesmen. This is the only remaining structure from the building. It is believed to be a demonstration of the art of masonry.
 
Erected by Virginia State University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 37° 13.979′ N, 77° 25.014′ W. Marker is in Ettrick, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Chesterfield Avenue (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Crossing Over The Appomattox River (here, next to this marker); Silk Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning of Ettrick (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Virginia State University (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Local Workforce At The Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaping Of The Town (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Rocks" (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Frederick Francoz Simms (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ettrick.
 
Simms Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 8, 2020
2. Simms Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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