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George W. Carver High School

 
 
George W. Carver High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 20, 2019
1. George W. Carver High School Marker
Inscription. African American residents of Warwick County campaigned for new public schools to replace inadequate, overcrowded facilities in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1949 the county opened Carver High School, constructed here at a cost of more than $500,000. The 20-classroom consolidated school served students in grades 1-11, with grade 12 added in 1955. In July 1958 Carver was incorporated into the Newport News School system. Homer L. Hines, the schools only principal, inspired students to high achievement. Carver High School closed in 1971 as part of the city’s desegregation plan, and the building became an intermediate school.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 102.)
 
Location. 37° 1.517′ N, 76° 26.879′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue 0.1 miles west of Wilcox Lane (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6158 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News VA 23605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Behemoth in the Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ferguson Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial
George W. Carver High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 20, 2019
2. George W. Carver High School Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. half a mile away); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (approx. half a mile away); Vietnam War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Virginia War Museum (approx. half a mile away); Pearl Harbor Survivors (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Carver High School now Crittenden Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
3. Carver High School now Crittenden Middle School
 
 
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