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

School Transportation

 
 
School Transportation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 14, 2017
1. School Transportation Marker
Inscription. Virginia public school boards began providing transportation to white students early in the 20th century but frequently denied this service to African Americans. Black children often had to walk miles to school, leading to nonattendance. Across Virginia in the 1930s, black community organizations raised funds for buses. Lucian Hunter, supported by the Chickahominy Baptist Association, acquired Hanover County’s first school bus for African Americans ca. 1934. His sons Clarence, Earl, and Chester drove students to the Hanover County Training School. Petitioned by Hunter and others, the school board voted in 1935 to contribute funds toward this service. County schools were desegregated in 1969.
 
Erected 1916 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-142.)
 
Location. 37° 46.032′ N, 77° 28.236′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on North Washington Highway (U.S. 1) south of Berkley Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse
N Washington Hwy (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 14, 2017
2. N Washington Hwy (facing north)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ashland (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. ¾ mile away); Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland Expansion (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
N Washington Hwy (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 14, 2017
3. N Washington Hwy (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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