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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Pit School

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
1. Coal Pit School Marker
Inscription. The African-American school most likely took its name from the nearby Springfield Coal Pits. The one room school established about 1905 was once supervised by Virginia Estelle Randolph, the eminent black educator. It had forty-six students by 1913. The school also served as a meeting hall for the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church up until 1918. In 1955, the pupils moved to the larger Vandervall School (now Pemberton Elementary). The County of Henrico purchased the property, and in 1976 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church established a preschool program here for low-income families.
 
Erected by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-15.)
 
Location. 37° 39.835′ N, 77° 32.614′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Francistown Road 0.1 miles north of Castle Point Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5101 Francistown Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Echo Lake (approx. mile away); Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station
Coal Pit School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
2. Coal Pit School Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 1.5 miles away); Meadow Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .  Coal Pit Learning Center. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Coal Pit Learning Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
3. Coal Pit Learning Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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