Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pocahontas High School
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-71.)
Location. 37° 33.474′ N, 77° 56.888′ W. Marker is in Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) west of Maidens Road (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giles's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Powhatan Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Powhatan Court House The Court House (approx. 2 miles away); Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House (approx. 3 miles away); Dunlora Academy (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
Also see . . . Historical marker dedicated to Pocahontas High School in Powhatan. 2015 article by John Reid Blackwell in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Janet Carter, a member of the Pocahontas High School Class of 1967, remembers the rural school in Powhatan County as ‘a gathering place for the community and social events, and a good place to attend school.’ Demetrius Venable was in the Class of 1966 and now teaches at Howard University in Washington. He grew up next door to Pocahontas, ‘so it was home, and a playground, and a school,’ he said. Both of them visited the school again Saturday for the unveiling of a state historical marker commemorating its history. About 100 Pocahontas High School graduates and other guests, students and teachers attended the event.” (Submitted on August 31, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.