Orange in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Orange Graded School
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ-31.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 38° 14.406′ N, 78° 7.192′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman (approx. half a mile away); Mayhurst (approx. half a mile away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honoring the People of Orange County (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
Regarding Orange Graded School. The school building is no longer standing.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Rosenwald School. “Julius Rosenwald and his family established The Rosenwald Fund in 1917 for "the well-being of mankind." Unlike other endowed foundations, which were designed to fund themselves in perpetuity, The Rosenwald Fund was intended to use all of its funds for philanthropic purposes. It donated over 70 million dollars to public schools, colleges and universities, museums, Jewish charities and black institutions before funds were completely depleted in 1948.” (Submitted on October 23, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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