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Bethania in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oak Grove School

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
1. Oak Grove School Marker
Inscription. Oak Grove School was constructed ca. 1910 and served nearby African-American children from ca. 1910-1950. Tradition maintains that Oak Grove's construction was made possible through the donation of the site by a local African-American family, the assistance of a local church, contribution in money and labor of the population the school would serve, and assistance from Forsyth County. Oak Grove School is the only known example of Forsyth County's once common, one-room, African-American schoolhouse. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
 
Erected 2003 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 10.34′ N, 80° 19.25′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Oak Grove Road 0.1 miles west of Bethabara Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethania NC 27010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Grove School (approx. one mile away); Great Wagon Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethania (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Oak Grove School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
2. Oak Grove School Marker
Plank Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wash House 1754 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bake Oven 1753 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethania.
 
Also see . . .  W-S Markers page with essay. (Submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Oak Grove School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
3. Oak Grove School Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
4. Oak Grove School Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
5. Oak Grove School Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
6. Oak Grove School Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
7. Oak Grove School Marker
Oak Grove School building image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
8. Oak Grove School building
Oak Grove School building image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
9. Oak Grove School building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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