Waynesboro, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Port Republic Road Historic District
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 38° 4.53′ N, 78° 53.136′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Port Republic Rd (Virginia Route 865) and Fontaine St, on the left when traveling north on Port Republic Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waynesboro (approx. half a mile away); Waynesboro (approx. half a mile away); Fishburne Military School (approx. 0.6 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plumb House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. one mile away); W. J. Loth (approx. one mile away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
More about this marker. The marker is at the site of the Rosenwald School, constructed for African-American students during the era of segregation. It is now the site of the Waynesboro Parks and Recreation Department, and is also used as a community center for neighborhood residents.
Also see . . . Images of America, Waynesboro by Elizabeth Massie and Cortney Skinner. This book is a pictorial history of Waynesboro and Basic City, which combined in 1923 to form the current city of Waynesboro. (Submitted on March 10, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. This page has been viewed 937 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.