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Hayes in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodville School

 
 
Woodville School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Woodville School Marker
Inscription. Woodville School is an important monument to Gloucester County and the African American community who strove to ensure quality education for their children in the early 20th century. Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, aided these efforts by establishing a fund in 1918 to help communities address African-American educational needs throughout the South. Rosenwald funds helped build Woodville School in 1923, replacing an earlier school on the same site. Woodville School is an irreplaceable landmark for the Gloucester community, a legacy of education for all children.
 
Erected by National Registry Property.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.504′ N, 76° 30.886′ W. Marker is in Hayes, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) half a mile north of Ernest Lane (Virginia Route 667), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayes VA 23072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abingdon Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warner Hall
US-17 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. US-17 (facing south)
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Rosewell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace (approx. 1.5 miles away); Robert Russa Moton (approx. 1.5 miles away); United Negro College Fund (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
 
Woodville School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Woodville School
Woodville School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
4. Woodville School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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