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Washington in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Graded School

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
1. Washington Graded School Marker
Inscription.  Washington Graded School was built here ca. 1924 to serve African American students. The Parents' Civil League, a local organization of African Americans, conveyed the land to the district school board. Contributions for the two-teacher building came from the black community ($1,200), Rappahannock County ($1,600), and the Julius Rosenwald Fund ($700). This fund, established by the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., and inspired by the work of Booker T. Washington, helped build more than 5,000 schools for black students between 1917 and 1932. Washington Graded School closed in 1967 when county schools were desegregated. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-35.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 38° 42.811′ N, 78° 9.881′ W. Marker is in Washington
Washington Graded School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
2. Washington Graded School Marker
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, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Piedmont Avenue (County Road 626) just east of Oden Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 293 Piedmont Ave, Washington VA 22747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honored In Their Generation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kitty Payne (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Maples (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Stone Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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