Near Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
James Solomon Russell
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UL-8.)
Location. 36° 34.386′ N, 78° 12.217′ W. Marker is near Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on U.S. 1 near Palmer Springs and Paschall Roads (County Route 712), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecklenburg County Virginia / North Carolina (approx. 2 miles away); Trading Path Admiral Kirk Donald (approx. 9.1 miles away in North Carolina); Weldon Edwards (approx. 9.6 miles away in North Carolina); Town of La Crosse (approx. 10.7 miles away); Mecklenburg County Training School (approx. 11.2 miles away); James Turner (approx. 11.2 miles away in North Carolina); Salem Chapel (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “James began attending a local school whose schoolmaster allowed tuition to be paid in labor and farm products, and the schoolmaster and superintendent encouraged him to continue his education. He thus was admitted to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (later Hampton University in 1874. Financial constraints required that he support himself, as well as interrupt his own education several times. After a year, he began teaching near home, and also worked when the college was not in session.” (Submitted on August 25, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.