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Near Louisa in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richardson and Morton Schools

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
1. Richardson and Morton Schools Marker
Inscription. Louisa Training School, the county’s first high school for African American students, was built three miles northwest in 1926 with aid from the Rosenwald Fund. In 1953, Archie Gibbs Richardson High School replaced it here as part of an effort to provide “separate but equal” facilities for Afrícan Americans. The school was named for the only black official then employed by Virginia's Education Department. Also on this site stood Zelda Carter Morton Elementary School, built in 1960 and named for the county’s Jeanes Fund supervisor of education for African Americans from 1926 to 1945. Louisa County schools were desegregated in 1969.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-238.)
 
Location. 37° 59.743′ N, 77° 57.763′ W. Marker is near Louisa, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Jefferson Highway (U.S. 33) east of School Bus Road (County Route 767). Touch for map. It is at the present-day Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Louisa VA 23093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Louisa
Richardson and Morton Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
2. Richardson and Morton Schools Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Mercer Langston Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); Patrick Henry's Home (approx. 3 miles away); Louisa Court House (approx. 3 miles away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); Decisive Confederate Victory (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisa.
 
Also see . . .
1. The African-American Schools of Louisa County, Virginia. This link has photographs of the A.G. Richardson High School. (Submitted on September 2, 2017.) 

2. The African-American Schools of Louisa County, Virginia. This page has a photo of Mrs. Morton. (Submitted on September 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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