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Near Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Augusta County Training School

 
 
Augusta County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2012
1. Augusta County Training School Marker
Inscription.  A rural African-American school stood here by 1874. In 1927 a two-room elementary school serving Cedar Green and Smokey Row communities was built. The Augusta County Training School (Cedar Green School), the county’s first black consolidated school, opened here in 1938. Community members assisted to construct this frame structure, featuring a central auditorium, a common design provided by the Virginia Department of Education. Between 250 and 320 students, grades one through nine, attended class here from across the county. Augusta County school integration in 1966 closed the school and the American Legion purchased the building.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-231.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 38° 8.81′ N, 79° 7.88′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Cedar Green Road 0.2 miles from Parkersburg Turnpike (Virginia Route 254), on the right when traveling
Augusta County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2012
2. Augusta County Training School Marker
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 357 Cedar Green Rd, Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery Hall Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); West View (approx. 2.6 miles away); Augusta County Confederates Plaque (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stuart Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Hon. Archibald Stuart (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Augusta County Training School Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2012
3. Augusta County Training School Building
Other Augusta County Training School Buildings image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2012
4. Other Augusta County Training School Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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