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Near Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gloucester Training School

 
 
Gloucester Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Gloucester Training School Marker
Inscription.  Built on this site in 1921 the Gloucester Training School became the first public high school for African Americans in Gloucester County. Thomas Calhoun Walker, Jr. and others constructed a wooden building with gifts from the Rosenwald Fund and other national and local donors. It offered African Americans an education beyond the elementary school level. A new brick structure replaced the original building by 1951 and was named for Walker in 1954. Following the integration of the county schools, the school in 1968 became Gloucester Intermediate School. The building became a middle school in 1975 and in 1986 it was named T. C. Walker Elementary School.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 37° 22.726′ N, 76° 30.592′ W. Marker is near Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County
T C Walker Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. T C Walker Rd (facing north)
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. Marker is on T C Walker Road (Virginia Route 629) 0.1 miles south of Seawell Avenue (Virginia Route 1411), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Poplars Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Zion Poplars Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Zion Poplars Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); To Gwynn's Island (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ware Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); United Negro College Fund (approx. 2.4 miles away); Robert Russa Moton (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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