Near Cobham in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
St. John School — Rosenwald Funded
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number GA-48.)
Location. 38° 4.778′ N, 78° 16.593′ W. Marker is near Cobham, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on St John Road (Virginia Route 640) one mile south of Gordonsville Road (Route 231), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Alternatively, it is 2 miles north of Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22). Marker is at St. John Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1595 St John Rd, Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured Castle Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Albemarle County/Louisa County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Maury’s School (approx. 2.1 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.4 miles away); Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Marquis Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2347 (approx. 5 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. History of St. John Elementary School (Rosenwald Schools of Virginia). “The idea to construct these schools started after Booker T. Washington requested that funds donated to the Tuskegee Institute by Julius Rosenwald (co-owner of Sears and Roebuck) be used to construct six schools in Alabama for African American children. After seeing the success with this effort, Rosenwald established the Julius Rosewald Fund which also required matching funds from the community.” (Submitted on April 9, 2017.)
2. Rosenwald Schools — Beacons for Black Education in the American South. “Booker T. Washington’s vision of rural schools caught Rosenwald’s imagination. Together, the idea-man and the moneyman hammered out an early example of a now-common philanthropic tool: the matching grant. If a rural black community could scrape together (Submitted on April 9, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.