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Chase City in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thyne Institute

 
 
Thyne Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Thyne Institute Marker
Inscription. In 1876 the United Presbyterian Church and the Rev. J. J. Ashenhurst, first principal, formed Thyne Institute, the only facility in Mecklenburg County offering courses for blacks until 1923. Two years after opening in a small building that had been used for curing tobacco, the school moved to a new building that John Thyne, for whom the school was named, had erected on five acres of land. The Institute grew in time into a boarding school and later into a four-year high school. Purchased by the Mecklenburg County School Board in 1946, the site presently serves as Chase City Elementary School.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-81.)
 
Location. 36° 48.987′ N, 78° 28.156′ W. Marker is in Chase City, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway Forty Seven (Virginia Route 47) and Boyd Street, on the right when traveling east on Highway Forty Seven. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chase City VA 23924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Thyne Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christiansville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sgt. Earle D. Gregory
Hwy 47 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. Hwy 47 (facing east)
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Lunenburg County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 5 miles away); Paul Carrington (approx. 7.3 miles away); Roanoke Plantation (approx. 7.3 miles away); Staunton Bridge Action (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chase City.
 
Also see . . .  The Thyne Institute Memorial, Inc. The Virginia African American Heritage Program (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil RightsEducation
 
Hwy 47 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
3. Hwy 47 (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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