“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Robert Russa Moton

Robert Russa Moton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Robert Russa Moton Marker
Inscription.  Robert Russa Moton was born in Amelia County, Virginia, on 26 August 1867, and was educated in a local freeman’s school and at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University). He served as an administrator at the institute from 1890 to 1915, when he succeeded Booker T. Washington as president of Tuskegee Institute. There Moton led the school to full collegiate accreditation. An advisor to five U.S. presidents and a founder of the Urban League, he retired to Holly Knoll (10 miles northwest) in 1935. Moton died on 31 May 1940. Holly Knoll was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981.
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1940.
Location. 37° 20.721′ N, 76° 31.358′ W. Marker
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is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5153 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Hayes VA 23072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Negro College Fund (here, next to this marker); Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away).
More about this marker. This Marker also sits with NW-13
Both Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
2. Both Markers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 23, 2023