Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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Ruthville High School
The second high school, which stands before you, was completed in 1961 after the first was lost to fire.
School bus driver Cornelius Allen Whitehead, Sr., retired at the age of 67 after 31 years and wearing out seven school buses. He never took a sick day.
Earl Egerton Scott, Sr., served Ruthville High School for 25 years, not only as principal but also as guidance counselor, biology and chemistry teacher, coach for two sports and site supervisor for construction of this school building.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 37° 22.048′ N, 77° 2.552′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker can be reached from The Glebe Lane (Virginia Route 615) 0.1 miles west of Ruthville Road (Virginia Route 612). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13100 The Glebe Lane, Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruthville (within shouting distance of this marker); Lott Cary Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Blanks Crossroads (approx. 2.1 miles away); New Hope & Court House (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Bend (approx. 2.2 miles away); Upper Weyanoke (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of "The three-room school, ca 1911" courtesy Papers of Jackson Davis, MSS 3072, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.
The sidebar displays photos of "Cornelius Allen White" and "Earl Egerton Scott, Sr."
On the lower right is a photo of "The one-room Bullfield Academy, ca 1911" courtesy Papers of Jackson Davis, MSS 3072, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.
Also see . . .
1. Rosenwald Schools Initiative. National Trust for Historic Preservation. (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Ruthville Gymnasium Complex. Charles City County Department of Parks & Recreation. The old Ruthville High School is now home to the Fitness Center and the Gymnasium. (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.