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Cheriton in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Tidewater Institute

(1907 - 1935)

 
 
Site of Tidewater Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Site of Tidewater Institute Marker
Inscription. Tidewater Institute was incorporated in 1903 with the stated purpose of establishing an industrial, academic, collegiate, and seminary boarding school for the education of black youth. Founded by the Rev. George E. Reid, and supported by the Northampton/Accomack Baptist Association, the institute attracted students from both Virginia and other Atlantic seaboard states. For twenty-eight years, the school was dedicated to the education and molding of lives of young black men and women of Virginia's Eastern Shore.
 
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY 2.)
 
Location. 37° 18.449′ N, 75° 56.9′ W. Marker is in Cheriton, Virginia, in Northampton County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheriton VA 23316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Stratton Manor (approx. mile away); Eyre Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Towne Fields (approx. 1.6 miles away); Home of the First Settler (approx. 2.9 miles away); Gingaskin Indian Reservation
This house now stands at the site of the Tidewater Institute image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. This house now stands at the site of the Tidewater Institute
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 3.2 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheriton.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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