Dunnsville in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Rappahannock Industrial Academy
1902 - 1948
Southside Rappahannock Baptist Association
Education - The Hope of a Glorious Future
Willis Brook - Ned Fitzgerald - C. H. Newman
D. R. Page - Thomas Pollard - J. R. Ruffin
N. A. Wiggins
W. E. Robinson - Principal - 1904 - 1933
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education.
Location. 37° 50.379′ N, 76° 48.154′ W. Marker is in Dunnsville, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17) near Boston Road (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunnsville VA 22454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lowry-Camp Byron (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Lowry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mann Meeting House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Essex County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ritchie's Birthplace (approx. 6.9 miles away); Enduring Records (approx. 6.9 miles away); Historic Tappahannock (approx. 7 miles away); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunnsville.
Also see . . .
1. The History Of The RI-Academy. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Gateposts Mark Spot Where Academy Stood. This article by Louise Gray was published in Hampton's Daily Press on August 05, 1992. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. RI Academy alumni to hold banquet meeting. This article features a picture of Towles Hall. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 14, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.