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Chatsworth School

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2009
1. Chatsworth School Marker
Inscription.  Chatsworth School was built circa 1915 as a one-room schoolhouse for the black children of the Antioch Community. Chatsworth was one of approximately twenty black schools in Henrico County supervised by the visionary educator, Virginia E. Randolph. The Rosenwald Fund provided a matching grant to build the school. Anna T. Jeanes Funds supported instruction for students in grades one through four. It was said that the Chatsworth curriculum included everything from bookwork to banking. The school closed in 1956.
 
Erected 2004 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.941′ N, 77° 23.544′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Chatsworth Road 0.1 miles north of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, 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. Wilton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surrender of Richmond
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By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2009
2. Chatsworth School
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Galaxy (approx. one mile away); John Rolfe (approx. one mile away); Powhatan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Advancing On Richmond (approx. 1.8 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.9 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932). Sears Archive (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2009
3. Chatsworth School
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5. Pump at Chatsworth School
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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