“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Weston Colored School

Weston Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, September 29, 2007
1. Weston Colored School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1882, the Weston Colored School was the fourth school erected with public funds for black children in West Virginia. It served the African-American community until desegregation in 1954. Later uses included a vocational agriculture classroom, a school for the developmentally challenged, a genealogy and history library, and a welcome center for Weston and Lewis County. The mission style facade is unique for Weston, while the wrought-iron fence is a remnant of many found here. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Location. 39° 2.383′ N, 80° 27.883′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Center Street. Touch for map. This is a stop on the Downtown Weston walking tour. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 Center Street, Weston WV 26452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weston State Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Bennett Library (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson's Mill (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Gen. Lightburn (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hacker's Creek/Jane Lew (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Categories. African AmericansEducation
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