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Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nottoway Training School

 
 
Nottoway Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Nottoway Training School Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the Nottoway Training School, the first public school to provide secondary education for African Americans in Nottoway County. In 1909, public appeals to raise funds led to the establishment of the school by 1913, making it one of the first training schools for African Americans opened in the Commonwealth. The John F. Slater Fund helped finance teachers' salaries. County training schools were built to provide rural students vocational and agricultural education, as well as to prepare them for teaching careers or college. Nottoway Training School became an accredited high school in 1931. It closed in 1950 when the Luther H. Foster High School opened.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 315.)
 
Location. 37° 4.535′ N, 77° 59.49′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocky Bump Road (Virginia Route 668) and Epes Street, on the left when traveling east on Rocky Bump Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station
Rocky Bump Rd & Epes St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Rocky Bump Rd & Epes St
(approx. half a mile away); Blackstone College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. one mile away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 1.3 miles away); Union Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Pickett (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Also see . . .  History of Nottoway Training School. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansAgricultureEducation
 
Nottoway Training School Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Nottoway Training School Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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