Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Robert W. Simmons
(ca. 1816 - 1892)
Politician, journalist, barber, and civic leader
Founder of the first public school for African Americans south of the Mason-Dixon Line, riding horseback to Washington, D.C., to ask President Abraham Lincoln for a government building in Parkersburg to house it
One of Parkersburg's and Wood County's most prominent citizens and the individual for whom this post office is proudly named
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education.
Location. 39° 16.201′ N, 81° 33.22′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumner School / Robert W. Simmons (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamp house (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Temple Evangelical Church (about 700 feet away); Casto-Douglas-Longacre-Harris House Kahn-Vaughan-Atkinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Julia-Ann Square Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanwinkle-Herceg House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
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