Near Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Armstead Tasker Johnson School
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1998.
Location. 38° 4.638′ N, 76° 46.927′ W. Marker is near Montross, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) west of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the left when traveling east. This marker is in the area of the county once called Templemans Crosssroads. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18849 Kings Highway, Montross VA 22520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Private Tate, Buffalo Soldier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Westmoreland Courthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Westmoreland County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
Regarding Armstead Tasker Johnson School. The building now houses the Armstead Tasker Johnson Museum, a depository of collections, artifacts, memorabilia, documents and other items related to education
Also see . . . African-American Life in Westmoreland County. An Images of America: Virginia book by Cassandra Burton. “Persons of color either ended their education or were sent away by boat to relatives or kind friends who would provide room and board so their children could be educated in Philadelphia, Baltimore, or Washington, D.C.” (Submitted on September 10, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.