Thomastown in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Hurst School
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-37.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 38° 0.57′ N, 79° 50.555′ W. Marker is in Thomastown, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 615) just east of Pinehurst Heights Road (County Road 616), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs VA 24445, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Letitia Pate Whitehead Evans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Virginia Hot Springs Company World War Memorial Garth Newel (approx. 2½ miles away); Bacova (approx. 3.1 miles away); The County Seat of Bath (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mary Johnston (approx. 4 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 4½ miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 4½ miles away).
Regarding Union Hurst School. This school was also known as Switchback School. Switchback was the name of this community, now called Thomasville.
1. Union Hurst - Rosenwald School
From the Union Hurst - Rosenwald School Restoration Facebook page: Union Hurst School was originally known as the Switchback School, named for the community where it was built just outside of Hot Springs in Bath County, Virginia. Construction began on the school in 1924 with its opening in 1925. It was one of two Rosenwald sponsored schools constructed in Bath County and one of only 70 that survive of the 364 that were originally built across the state of Virginia. Its design follows the pattern of many of the two-teacher Rosenwald school models with modifications made to
— Submitted March 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 367 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on March 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.