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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sumner-Ramer Memorial School

515 West Martin Street

 
 
Sumner-Ramer Memorial School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Sumner-Ramer Memorial School Marker
Inscription. The present building was completed in 1917 under the leadership of Fred R. Ramer. He was the first principal in Berkeley County to have a school named after him. Ramer school served the black community until 1964.
 
Location. 39° 27.583′ N, 77° 58.133′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on West Martin Street west of Raleigh Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 W Martin St., Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. R. Clifford (here, next to this marker); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Boyd House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Categories. Education
 
Sumner-Ramer Memorial School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Sumner-Ramer Memorial School
Now known as the Ramer Center, home of the Sumner Ramer African American School Museum and The Berkeley County Schools’ Instructional Resource Center, Media Services and Special Education departments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,983 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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