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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dedicated to School No. 2

 
 
Dedicated to School No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
1. Dedicated to School No. 2 Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to School No. 2 and to the memory of the educators who brought education to the black youth of Bordentown, NJ
1842 - 1948

 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is February 2, 1852.
 
Location. 40° 8.707′ N, 74° 42.471′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Burlington Street and Hopkinson Street, on the left when traveling west on East Burlington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Borden's Towne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Barton School (about 800 feet away); Clara Barton (about 800 feet away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordentown (approx. ¼ mile away); Friends Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Richard Watson Gilder House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Dedicated to School No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
2. Dedicated to School No. 2 Marker
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William F. Powell - Ambassador to Haiti image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
3. William F. Powell - Ambassador to Haiti
William F. Powell Ambassador to Haiti 1897 - 1905 Past G. M. of Prince Hall, Masons, Grand Lodge of New Jersey Past Master of Woodlin No. 30 F. and A. M. Bordentown, N. J. Educator and scholar 1845 - 1920 Located across the street from Dedicated to School No. 2 Marker
William F. Powell banner on display in Bordentown image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
4. William F. Powell banner on display in Bordentown
After establishing the first state school for Black students in Alexandria, Virginia in 1884, Powell became the superintendent of School No. 2 in Bordentown. Credited with improving the quality of education for Black students in Bordentown, he later served as superintendent of similar schools for the city of Camden. Achieving national prominence in 1897, he was appointed Ambassador to Haiti under President McKinley until his resignation in 1905.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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