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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bond-Washington School / Julius Rosenwald Fund

 
 
Bond-Washington School side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Bond-Washington School side of the marker
Inscription.  
Bond-Washington School. This site purchased in 1869 by the trustees of the African School of Elizabethtown. It was the location of District A School from 1888- 1923, when East Side High School was built with aid from the local African American community and the Rosenwald fund. Renamed Bond- Washington Graded and High School, 1928. Served as high school until 1956; elementary school until 1959.

Julius Rosenwald Fund. Founded in 1917 by Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish businessman, philanthropist, and president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Fund provided for construction of 158 schools in Ky. between 1917 and 1932 to offer quality education to African Americans. This led to education of over 500,000 students.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by City of Elizabethtown and the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission. (Marker Number 2048.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

Julius Rosenwald Fund side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Julius Rosenwald Fund side of the marker
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series lists.
 
Location. 37° 41.328′ N, 85° 51.253′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Dixie Highway East (U.S. 31W) just north of North Crestwood Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 E Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle for Elizabethtown (a few steps from this marker); Elizabethtown City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Elizabethtown Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's Second Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Forts (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin County Confederates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln-Haycraft Memorial Bridge (about 700 feet away); "Make a Street Fight Out of It" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 14, 2021