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Snell in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John J. Wright Parksite

 
 
John J. Wright Parksite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
1. John J. Wright Parksite Marker
Inscription.
Memorial Plaque
Dr. Sadie C. Johnson
Robert C. Crump
Aaron A. Fairchild
Alma P. Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Cuba Robinson
Booker T. Ross
Dock Sample
Rev. Fennell F. Terrell
Lewis J. Terrell
Rebecca L. Terrell
Dudley C. Ware

 
Location. 38° 9.195′ N, 77° 35.976′ W. Marker is in Snell, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Touch for map. Marker is located in a shelter withing John J. Wright Parksite. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spotsylvania Sunday School Union Parksite ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Secondary Education for African American Children ( about 600 feet away); Penny’s Tavern Site ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Batter Up: Spotsylvania Yellow Jackets ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Asbury’s Deathplace ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Zion Methodist Church ( approx. 2.9 miles away); Education in Spotsylvania County ( approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. John J. Wright Middle School History. John J. Wright Middle
Shelter housing the John J. Wright Parksite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
2. Shelter housing the John J. Wright Parksite Marker
Marker is barely visible in the back of the shelter.
School is built on the original site of the first high school for black students in Spotsylvania County. The original building, Snell Training School, was founded in 1913, by the Spotsylvania Sunday School Union under the leadership of John J. Wright, a prominent county educator. (Submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. African American History of Spotsylvania, Virginia. One of the many activists behind the movement for educating black youth was John J. Wright, a native Spotsylvania County resident and teacher. John J. Wright and many other black Spotsylvania County residents believed that education, land ownership and voting were essential for progress. (Submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
John J. Wright Parksite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
3. John J. Wright Parksite Marker
The Field at John J. Wright Parksite was dedicated as Bennie Carter Field in July 1983 image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
4. The Field at John J. Wright Parksite was dedicated as Bennie Carter Field in July 1983
Bennie Carter Field image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
5. Bennie Carter Field
In the background is Historic John J. Wright Middle School, built on the original site of the first high school for African-American students in Spotsylvania County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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