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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nansemond Collegiate Institute

 
 
Nansemond Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Nansemond Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription. Here stood the Nansemond Collegiate Institute, founded in 1890 as the Nansemond Industrial Institute by Rev. William W. Gaines to provide local black children with an education, because free public schools were closed to them. Eventually the institute offered elementary, secondary, and normal school courses of instruction. In 1927 a public school for black students was opened; competition for students and a series of disastrous fires forced the institute to close in 1939.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KO-2.)
 
Location. 36° 43.581′ N, 76° 33.987′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Street (Business U.S. 13) and North 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Suffolk School Complex (was about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Jericho Ditch (approx. mile away); Remembrance Garden Monuments (approx. 0.9 miles away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker
E Washington St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. E Washington St (facing east)
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
E Washington St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. E Washington St (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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