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

George Washington Carver High School

 
 
George Washington Carver High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2020
1. George Washington Carver High School Marker
Inscription.  After African American patrons campaigned for a new high school, the Chesterfield County School Board opened the consolidated George Washington Carver High School here in 1948. Carver, which replaced the old Hickory Hill and Daniel Webster Davis High Schools, was for 22 years the county's only public high school for black students. William A. Brown, Carver's sole principal, led a dedicated faculty and staff. The building, which also housed offices for school administrators and agricultural and home economics demonstration agents, was a literary and cultural center for the African American community. Carver closed in 1970, when the county finished implementing its desegregation plan.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 97.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 37° 20.99′ N, 77° 28.434′ W. Marker
Iron Bridge Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2020
2. Iron Bridge Road (facing east)
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is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Iron Bridge Road (Virginia Route 10) west of Branders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12400 Branders Bridge Rd, Chester VA 23831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (Centralia) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Magnolia Grange (approx. 2˝ miles away); Chesterfield County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War I in Chesterfield County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Wall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chesterfield Court House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
George Washington Carver High School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2020
3. George Washington Carver High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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