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York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Smallwood Schoolhouse

 
 
James Smallwood Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. James Smallwood Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. Built in 1892, this school was part of a movement to create schools for the education of black students by black teachers, and is representative of the national struggle for equal education, regardless of race. Named in memory of James Smallwood, elected teacher of the city's first "colored school" in 1871.
 
Location. 39° 57.444′ N, 76° 43.779′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Pershing Ave. and W. College Ave., on the right when traveling north on S. Pershing Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn Common (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War of the Rebellion (about 700 feet away); Phineas Davis (approx. mile away); York (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major John Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); York County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Horatio Gates (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
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Marker with current building in background. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Marker with current building in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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