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Nottoway Training School

 
 
Nottoway Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Nottoway Training School Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the Nottoway Training School, the first public school to provide secondary education for African Americans in Nottoway County. In 1909, public appeals to raise funds led to the establishment of the school by 1913, making it one of the first training schools for African Americans opened in the Commonwealth. The John F. Slater Fund helped finance teachers' salaries. County training schools were built to provide rural students vocational and agricultural education, as well as to prepare them for teaching careers or college. Nottoway Training School became an accredited high school in 1931. It closed in 1950 when the Luther H. Foster High School opened.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-315.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 37° 4.535′ N, 77° 59.49′ 
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W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocky Bump Road (Virginia Route 668) and Epes Street, on the left when traveling east on Rocky Bump Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); The L.C. Tucker Building, 101 S. Main Street (approx. half a mile away); L.B. Spencer Drug Company (approx. half a mile away); First National Bank of Blackstone, VA. (approx. half a mile away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. half a mile away); 108 North Main Street (approx. half a mile away); Dodge Brothers Dealership (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Rocky Bump Rd & Epes St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Rocky Bump Rd & Epes St
Nottoway Training School Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Nottoway Training School Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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