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

Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School

(Southside High School)

 
 
Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 22, 2014
1. Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School Marker
Inscription.  Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School, the first African American high school built in the county during the segregation era, stood three miles southeast. When the building burned in 1953, plans were already in progress to construct a modern facility on this site as part of county efforts to build “separate but equal” schools. Bids came from across the region, and in Aug. 1952, the school board chose Farmville's Mottley Construction Co. to build the new school, which was renamed Southside High School. The school opened in spring 1954 with 520 students. Dr. Roy Watson served as principal. The school was closed in 2012.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1952.
 
Location. 37° 6.184′ N, 77° 33.776′ W. Marker is in Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie
US 1 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 22, 2014
2. US 1 (facing south)
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Southside Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Boydton Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12318 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie VA 23841, 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. Southside High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vaughan Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dinwiddie Confederate Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Early Education in Dinwiddie County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Scott's Law Office (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
US 1 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 22, 2014
3. US 1 (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 18, 2022