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Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Wytheville Training School

Wytheville Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marwan Sbitani, March 2, 2014
1. Wytheville Training School Marker
Inscription.  By 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau began educating African Americans recently freed from enslavement in Wytheville and soon a building was constructed for the students. In 1882, the Evansham School District and the Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal Church purchased the Freedmen's School and erected a larger school here that became known as the Wytheville Training School. By the late 1940s the school provided secondary school education to African Americam Students from Wythe, Bland, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, as well. The school closed in 1951. The following year a new building opened—Scott Memorial High School—in memory of Richard Henry Scott, an early black educator in the region.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-325.)
Location. 36° 57.035′ N, 81° 4.73′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Franklin Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Franklin Street. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 E Franklin St, Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edith Bolling Wilson (approx. ¼ mile away); Wytheville (approx. ¼ mile away); Boone Trail Highway Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. half a mile away); Walter Crockett (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 1½ miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
Also see . . .  Wytheville Training School Cultural Center. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by Marwan Sbitani of Gainesville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2014, by Marwan Sbitani of Gainesville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2014, by Marwan Sbitani of Gainesville, Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on March 2, 2014, by Marwan Sbitani of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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