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Merriam in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Walker School

 
 
Walker School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, April 2, 2010
1. Walker School Marker
Closeup of the marker.
Inscription. Site of Former Madam C. J. Walker School. Built about 1860 to House the Black Students of the South Park Area Until 1949.
 
Erected 2001 by Merriam Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 39° 2.286′ N, 94° 41.731′ W. Marker is in Merriam, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of 50th Terrace and Grant Street, on the right when traveling west on 50th Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9420 W 50th Terrace, Shawnee KS 66203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Esther E. Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merriam Community Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Campbell Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown (approx. 1 miles away); The Overland Trails (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shawnee Friends Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Founding of Campbellton (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merriam.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merriam Kansas Historic Markers. This pdf is a listing from the Merriam Kansas Visitor's Bureau of the Historic Markers within the City. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Walker School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, April 2, 2010
2. Walker School Marker
Area photo of the marker.
 

2. Explore Merriam. Official website of the Merriam Visitor's Bureau (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. South Park Exhibit. Website from Johnson County Museum regarding the South Park Desegregation of 1949. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsEducationNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
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