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The First Modern Schools

 
 
The First Modern Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
1. The First Modern Schools Marker
Inscription.  The first modern schools in the county (James Lee Elementary, 1949, Luther Jackson High, 1954) were built on land provided by black families.
 
Erected 2016 by Tinner Hill Heritage Trail.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Falls Church, Tinner Hill Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 38° 52.781′ N, 77° 10.607′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 29) just south of Tinner Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 S Washington St, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1961 (here, next to this marker); 1997 (here, next to this marker); Today (2016) (here, next to this marker); Falls Church Honors (here, next to this marker); 1919 - 1938 (here, next to this marker); Tinner Hill Monument
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(here, next to this marker); 1960s (here, next to this marker); N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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