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White Stone in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Albert Terry Wright

1871–1944

 
 
Albert Terry Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
1. Albert Terry Wright Marker
Inscription. Professor Albert Terry Wright was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Early in his career, he taught in the black schools of Richmond, Va. In 1901, he began teaching in Lancaster County, Virginia. Between 1905 and 1910, he built the Lancaster County Training School in White Stone. In 1921 Mr. Wright became the principal of the County’s first high school for blacks. The school was constructed with funds raised by black residents in his honor and later named The A. T. Wright High School. The A.T. Wright High School served blacks until 1959, when the county opened Brookvale High School.

Albert T. Wright, 1873–1944. In recognition and grateful appreciation of his pioneer efforts as the Founder and Principal of the A.T. Wright High School, the members of the Baltimore Chapter of the Alumni Association dedicate this plaque. May 1952.
 
Location. 37° 38.649′ N, 76° 24.032′ W. Marker is in White Stone, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on James Wharf Road (County Route 637) just west of Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. It is at the
Albert Terry Wright Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. Albert Terry Wright Monument
Marker is in the churchyard of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, to the right of the church parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 269 James Wharf Road, White Stone VA 22578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A. T. Wright High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 69 Slaves Escape to Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away); The War of 1812/Capture of the Dolphin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Irvington World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 2.8 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 2.9 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Stone.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Albert Terry Wright and the A.T. Wright High School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
3. Albert Terry Wright and the A.T. Wright High School
Photographic images embedded in the monument above the 1952 brass plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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