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Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School

 
 
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Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker
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This is the site of Princess Anne County Training School, the first school for African Americans in the county. The Princess Anne County Training Association and surrounding communities raised money to purchase property to build a high school. In 1934 a temporary site was established at Union Baptist Church until a four-room building was completed in 1938. The high school later expanded in size and faculty and was renamed Union Kempsville High in 1961, just before the county became the city of Virginia Beach. In 1969 the high school closed after citywide racial integration made it necessary. The last class graduated in 1969.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-274.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 36° 50.54′ N, 76° 9.504′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection
Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker
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of North Witchduck Road (Virginia Route 190) and Cleveland Street, on the right when traveling south on North Witchduck Road. The marker is located in front of the Renaissance Academy, which houses the Union Kempsville Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 Cleveland Street, Virginia Beach VA 23462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Skirmish Of Kempsville (approx. one mile away); Princess Anne County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Kempsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Pembroke Manor House (approx. 1˝ miles away); New Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Seal of the City of Virginia Beach (approx. 2 miles away); Lake Trashmore Bank Stabilization (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School. C-SPAN Cities Tour - Virginia Beach: Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville HS

 
Also see . . .
1. Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville School. Virginia Beach City Public Schools Website entry:
Princess Anne County Training School was the first and only school for “colored children” in Princess Anne County, Virginia, which is now known as the
Princess Anne County Training School image. Click for full size.
via Virginia Beach City Public Schools, unknown
3. Princess Anne County Training School
city of Virginia Beach.
(Submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Princess Anne County Training School - Union Kempsville High School. Alumni Association Website:
Princess Anne County Training School was the first and only school for “colored children” in Princess Anne County, Virginia, which is now known as the city of Virginia Beach. Under the Princess Anne County Training Association, the county’s African American parents, communities, teachers, churches and community organizations raised money to purchase property to build a high school to provide better educational advantages for African American children in the county. (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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May. 16, 2022