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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Yates

 
 
John Yates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
1. John Yates Marker
Inscription.  
Jefferson County, Virginia
placed this stone originally
in a schoolhouse
near Shepherdstown
as a tribute to
· · John Yates · ·
The founder of the
Free School System in this county

Moved to its present location
1937.

[ Lower Marker: ]
John Yates
the orphan’s friend
in the hour of need.
Good, Just and Generous, he deserves
Eternal Gratitude.
1851.

 
Erected 1937 by Jefferson County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 39° 17.355′ N, 77° 51.584′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of E Washington Street (U.S. 340 Bus) and N George Street, on the right when traveling west on E Washington Street. Marker is located at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Washington Street, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers of Jefferson County (here, next to this marker); Jefferson County Courthouse
Jefferson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Jefferson County Courthouse
Marker is located in front of this courthouse where John Brown was tried after his raid on Harpers Ferry.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(here, next to this marker); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Trial of John Brown (a few steps from this marker); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Washington's Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Treason Trials (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Charles Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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