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

Midlothian Elementary School

 
 
Midlothian Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 21, 2021
1. Midlothian Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  First African Baptist Church of Coalfield, which stood about a mile southeast of here, opened a school for African Americans in 1866. After a fire in 1877, the congregation moved here and renamed itself First Baptist Church in Midlothian. Church trustees conveyed land to the local school board for the construction of Midlothian Elementary School on this site. The first frame schoolhouse was replaced in 1925-1926 with the assistance of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which helped build more than 5,000 schools and supporting structures for black students between 1917 and 1932. The school occupied a new brick building here in 1948; it closed in 1969 as Chesterfield County desegregated its schools.
 
Erected 2018 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-75.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
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Midlothian Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 21, 2021
2. Midlothian Elementary School Marker
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30.445′ N, 77° 39.266′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Westfield Road just west of Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13801 Westfield Rd, Midlothian VA 23113, 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. Winfree Memorial Baptist Church - Midlothian Mine Disaster (approx. Ό mile away); Union Raid On Coalfield Station (approx. half a mile away); Salisbury (approx. half a mile away); Midlothian Coal Mines (approx. half a mile away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midlothian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 4, 2022