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Spring Grove in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
1. Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription. On 12 Oct. 1892, Dr. John Jefferson Smallwood, born enslaved in 1863 in Rich Square, North Carolina, founded the Temperance Industrial & Collegiate Institute nearby with fewer than ten students. Sprawled over sixty-five acres on the James River in Claremont, his school provided a high level of education for African American boys and girls from Virginia and other states. After Smallwood’s untimely death on 29 Sept. 1912, his school underwent several mergers and name changes. By the time the school closed in 1928, more than two thousand students had attended.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historical Resources. (Marker Number K 331.)
 
Location. 37° 9.931′ N, 76° 58.404′ W. Marker is in Spring Grove, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) and Martin Luther King Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling east on Colonial Trail West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Grove VA 23881, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wakefield and Pipsico (here, next to this marker); Swann’s Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabin Point
Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
2. Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute Marker
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Claremont School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Claremont (approx. 3.7 miles away); Quioughcohanach Indians (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Glebe House of Southwark Parish (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Grove.
 
Also see . . .  The Remarkable Dr. Smallwood's School. Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. (Submitted on June 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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