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White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Russa Moton

 
 
Robert Russa Moton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Robert Russa Moton Marker
Inscription. Robert Russa Moton was born in Amelia County, Virginia, on 26 August 1867, and was educated in a local freemanís school and at Hampton Institute(now Hampton University). He served as an administrator at the institute from 1890 to 1915, when he succeeded Booker T. Washington as president of Tuskegee Institute. There Moton led the school to full collegiate accreditation. An advisor to five U.S. presidents and a founder of the Urban League, he retired to Holly Knoll(10 miles northwest) in 1935. Moton died on 31 May 1940. Holly Knoll was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.721′ N, 76° 31.358′ W. Marker is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Marsh VA 23183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Negro College Fund (here, next to this marker); Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace (a few steps
Both Markers image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
2. Both Markers
from this marker); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Marsh.
 
More about this marker. This Marker also sits with NW-13
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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