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By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
Now a vacant lot.
1Virginia (Accomack County), Accomac — EP-22 — Mary Nottingham Smith High School
The first high school for blacks in Accomack County was dedicated on this site in 1932. It was named in honor of Mary Nottingham Smith (1892-1951), a black educator who dedicated her life to educating all young people. In 1956, the school was . . . Map (db m7822) HM
2Virginia (Accomack County), Chincoteague — Chincoteague Island LibraryHistoric Landmark
Built in 1887, this Queen Anne style commercial building was originally the O.M. Jones Drug Store. In 1908, the building became Wallace "Tig" Jester's barber shop. For 75 years, Tig offered a shave, haircut, and gathering place for island men. In . . . Map (db m165065) HM
3Virginia (Accomack County), Greenbackville — Original Greenbackville School Bell
Original Greenbackville School Bell donated by Esther Marshall Outten, Orville J. Outten to Greenbackville Fire Department.Map (db m165038) HM
4Virginia (Accomack County), Harborton — Harborton High School
Built in 1907 the buildings first floor was used for classrooms while the second floor was a meeting room for a fraternal lodge. Although the building served as a public school offering three years of high school classes, it was privately built and . . . Map (db m151385) HM
5Virginia (Accomack County), Keller — WY-16 — Oak Grove Methodist Church
Two miles east, on Route 600, meets what is possibly the nation's oldest continuous Sunday School. Begun by William Elliott in his home in 1785, it was moved in 1816 to Burton's Chapel and in 1870 to the present church.Map (db m7615) HM
6Virginia (Accomack County), Tangier — New Testament Congregation
The New Testament Congregation was dedicated on Easter Sunday, 1957, and occupies the same site used for the Chautauqua tent in the 1920's. The New Testament Mission House was once the home of teacher Alfred Benson (1893-1963) who taught at the . . . Map (db m106975) HM
7Virginia (Accomack County), Tangier — Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC)
This is the site of the former Lewis Crockett Store. It is also the site where in 1936, the Goodyear Blimp arrived with provisions to feed the islanders, who had been frozen in for over two months during a record freeze. The Visitors Center and . . . Map (db m106969) HM
8Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — "The Albemarle 26"Pioneers of Equality in Education
On 3 Sept. 1963, nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation of public schools unconstitutional, 26 African-American students formerly enrolled at all-black schools desegregated Albemarle High School, Stone-Robinson . . . Map (db m170167) HM
9Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Henry Martin1826 - 1915
Born in slavery at Monticello on July 4, 1826, the day of Thomas Jefferson's death, Henry Martin worked at the University in various capacities from about 1847 until his retirement in 1910. In late 1868 or early 1869, he was employed as head . . . Map (db m75526) HM
10Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — G-23 — James Monroe’s First FarmSite of the University of Virginia
In 1788 James Monroe purchased an 800-acre farm here to be close to his friend Thomas Jefferson and to establish a law office. In 1799 the Monroes moved to their new Highland plantation adjacent to Monticello and sold the first farm. In 1817 the . . . Map (db m8762) HM
11Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — The University “Corner”A Student Rendezvous Since the Mid-1800s
In the early 1900s “The Corner,” so named by the University crowd, was but a sparse collection of businesses at the entrance to the University Grounds—literally just a corner. In the intervening years “The Corner” . . . Map (db m86177) HM
12Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Thomas Jefferson Monument
Proclaim Liberty throughtout the land unto the inhabitants thereof —Leviticus XXIV. This monument to Thomas Jefferson was presented to the people to perpetuate the teachings and examples of the Founders of the . . . Map (db m8805) HM
13Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Q-22 — Union Occupation of Charlottesville
On 3 Mar. 1865, after the Battle of Waynesboro, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Union Army of the Shenandoah entered Charlottesville. As Bvt. Maj. Gen. George A. Custer's 3d Cavalry Division arrived, Mayor Christopher L. Fowler, local officials, and . . . Map (db m170640) HM
14Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — I-3 — University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The cornerstone of its first building was laid on October 6, 1817, in the presence of three presidents of the United States—Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. In 1825, the . . . Map (db m61101) HM
15Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — William Holding Echols — 1859–1934 —
William Holding Echols (1859–1934), Professor of Mathematics, lived in this pavilion. By precept and example, he taught many generations of students with ruthless insistence that the supreme values are self respect, integrity of mind, contempt . . . Map (db m62645) HM
16Virginia (Albemarle County), Cobham — GA-48 — St. John School — Rosenwald Funded
The St. John School, built here in 1922–1923, served African-American students during the segregation era. Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck and Co., collaborated with Booker T. Washington in a school-building campaign begining in . . . Map (db m102560) HM
17Virginia (Albemarle County), Covesville — Z-21 — Nelson County / Albemarle County
Nelson County. In the foothills of Virginia’s Piedmont, Nelson County was formed in 1807 from Amherst County. The county was named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., governor of Virginia from June to November 1781. The county seat is Lovingston. The . . . Map (db m44042) HM
18Virginia (Albemarle County), Gordonsville — Z-151 — Albemarle County/Louisa County
ALBEMARLE COUNTY Albemarle County was formed in 1744 from Goochland County and named for William Anne Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle, titular governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. A portion of Louisa County was later added to Albemarle . . . Map (db m22780) HM
19Virginia (Albemarle County), Lindsay — JE-6 — Maury’s School
Just north was a classical school conducted by the Rev. James Maury, rector of Fredericksville Parish from 1754 to 1769. Thomas Jefferson was one of Maury’s students. Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Pathfinder of the Seas,” was Maury’s . . . Map (db m17459) HM
20Virginia (Albemarle County), Midway — W-225 — Miller School
W 225 A bequest of Samuel Miller (1792–1869) provided funds to found the Miller School in 1878. Miller, a Lynchburg businessman born in poverty in Albemarle County, envisioned a regional school for children who could not afford an education. . . . Map (db m21699) HM
21Virginia (Albemarle County), Shadwell — "The Albemarle 26"Pioneers of Equality in Education
On 3 Sept. 1963, nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation of public schools unconstitutional, 26 African-American students desegregated Albemarle High, Stone-Robinson Elementary, and Greenwood School. With the . . . Map (db m170122) HM
22Virginia (Albemarle County), Shadwell — W-203 — Edgehill
William Randolph patented the Edgehill plantation just to the north, in 1735. His grandson, Thomas Mann Randolph, married Thomas Jefferson's daughter Martha, acquired Edgehill in 1792, and was later governor of Virginia. The couple built a frame . . . Map (db m170657) HM
23Virginia (Albemarle County), Simeon — FL-8 — Ash Lawn – Highland
This estate was the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. In 1793, James and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe purchased 1,000 acres adjoining Jefferson’s Monticello. Called Highland, the plantation, eventually totaling 3,500 acres, . . . Map (db m23437) HM
24Virginia, Alexandria — A Crossroads Through TimeCity of Alexandria Est. 1749 — Alexandria Heritage Trail —
Three roads formed this Fairfax County intersection by the early 19th century. Braddock Road, Middle Turnpike (later called Leesburg Pike/King Street/Route 7) and Quaker Lane were the wagon routes for trade between the port town of Alexandria and . . . Map (db m150816) HM
25Virginia, Alexandria — African American Heritage Memorial
[Plaque on the left side of the entrance:] From the establishment of Alexandria in 1749 to the present time, African Americans have been a vibrant part of this city's history. The City of Alexandria would not exist in its present form were . . . Map (db m131547) HM
26Virginia, Alexandria — E-89 — Alexandria Academy
On 17 Dec. 1785, George Washington endowed a school here in the recently established Alexandria Academy “for the purpose of educating orphan children.” In 1812, an association of free African Americans founded its own school here in . . . Map (db m813) HM
27Virginia, Alexandria — E-139 — Beulah Baptist Church
African Americans escaping slavery found refuge in Alexandria after Union troops occupied the city in 1861. The Rev. Clement “Clem” Robinson established the First Select Colored School in 1862. Hundreds of students registered for day and . . . Map (db m98079) HM
28Virginia, Alexandria — Braddock Road Mile "0"
In honor of Dr. Walter Powell, Founder and President of the Braddock Road Preservation AssociationMap (db m156481) HM
29Virginia, Alexandria — Carver Nursery School / Post 129City of Alexandria Est. 1749
This modest, wood-frame building has played an important role in the segregated history of Alexandria. During World War II, the federal government encouraged women to join the war effort by providing safe and affordable day care. In Alexandria, . . . Map (db m129190) HM
30Virginia, Alexandria — Carver SchoolCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Just two blocks north of this location along Fayette Street (named for the Marquis de Lafayette who visited Alexandria in 1824), near the southwest corner of Queen Street, stood the Old Powder House, dating from 1791-1809. On the same spot, the . . . Map (db m115713) HM
31Virginia, Alexandria — Dr. Betty Louise Josephson King1943-2016
Betty King was a scientist, teacher, community activist, photographer, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend who lived in the Hume Springs neighborhood in north Alexandria from the early 1980's until she passed away in her home on Mark Drive on . . . Map (db m130985) HM
32Virginia, Alexandria — T-45 — Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School, on the hill to the southwest, was founded in 1839 as a boys' preparatory school, one of the first in the South; girls were admitted in 1991. The school was a pioneer in the establishment of student honor codes in preparatory . . . Map (db m7559) HM
33Virginia, Alexandria — Freedom House MuseumCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
The building at 1315 Duke Street, two blocks south of here, was originally built around 1812 as a residence for General Robert Young, commander of Alexandria's militia, who died in 1824. This three-story brick building then became the headquarters . . . Map (db m115706) HM
34Virginia, Alexandria — George Washington High School
Dedicated to the memory of those of our boys who served in World War II and did not come back Erected by the graduating classes of 1943**1944**1945**1946**1947 (west side) Robert Rumshin • Herbert Joseph Petrello • Benjamin J. . . . Map (db m80571) WM
35Virginia, Alexandria — E-91 — Lee’s Boyhood Home
Robert E. Lee left this home that he loves so well to enter West Point. After Appomattox he returned and climbed the wall to see “if the snowballs were in bloom.” George Washington dined here when it was the home of William Fitzhugh, . . . Map (db m8548) HM
36Virginia, Alexandria — Lee-Fendall House
Built by Philip Richard Fendall in 1785 on land purchased from Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee. Lee was a brilliant cavalry officer in the Revolution, close friend of George Washington, Virginia Assemblyman, member of Congress and Governor of . . . Map (db m128768) HM
37Virginia, Alexandria — Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows
The first story was built in 1812 as the first female free school in Virginia endowed by Mrs. Martha Washington and Mr. W. B. Dandredge. Potomac Lodge No. 38 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows purchased the property on November 15, 1841 and . . . Map (db m67083) HM
38Virginia, Alexandria — E-137 — Parker-Gray High School
Parker-Gray School opened on Wythe Street in 1920 to serve African American students in grades 1-8. Until upper-level classes were added in 1932, African Americans had to travel to the District of Columbia to attend high school. Civil rights . . . Map (db m98083) HM
39Virginia, Alexandria — Robert Robinson Library 1940Alexandria Black Resource Center / History Museum - 1989
Panel 1: In the summer of 1939, Attorney Samuel W. Tucker organized six youths — William Evans, Otto Tucker, Edward Caddis, Morris Murray, Clarence Strange, and Robert Strange — for a “sit-in” at the segregated . . . Map (db m141636) HM
40Virginia, Alexandria — E 140 — Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church
At the end of the 18th century, African Americans constituted half of the congregation at Alexandria's Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. With support from Trinity, black members founded a separate congregation early in the 1830s, and their . . . Map (db m127781) HM
41Virginia, Alexandria — Schools in the Town of PotomacTown of Potomac — 1908 - 1929 —
In September 1900, Alexandria County opened the original Mount Vernon School on this property to educate children up to the 8th grade. In spite of continual expansion, crowding was always a problem. By 1932, it was necessary to rent the bank . . . Map (db m115682) HM
42Virginia, Alexandria — Swann-Daingerfield House
Built in 1802 by Thomas Swann Purchased in 1832 by Henry Daingerfield and enlarged. St. Mary's Academy 1889 - 1943 Restored in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Witt Map (db m134974) HM
43Virginia, Alexandria — Swann-Daingerfield House1802
A private residence listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources. Thomas Swann House, 1802-1833. . . . Map (db m145963) HM
44Virginia, Alexandria — The Alexandria LyceumCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
One block south is The Alexandria Lyceum, formed as a public education organization in 1834 by Quaker schoolmaster Benjamin Hallowell and other civic leaders. In 1839, the founders joined with the Alexandria Library Company to construct a . . . Map (db m115718) HM
45Virginia, Alexandria — The LyceumThe Jean E. Keith Memorial
Built in 1839 by the Alexandria Lyceum Company under the leadership of Benjamin Hallowell, this building housed the Alexandria Library and was the scene of concerts, meetings, debates and lectures featuring such speakers as John Quincy Adams and . . . Map (db m8607) HM
46Virginia, Alexandria — E 147 — Third Baptist Church
Alexandria, occupied by Union troops in 1861, attracted many African Americans escaping slavery. In Jan. 1864, a group of formerly enslaved people organized Third Freedmen's Baptist Church (later Third Baptist Church). The congregation moved to this . . . Map (db m140583) HM
47Virginia, Alexandria — Washington School Compound
Alexandria Academy (Washington School) Built 1785-86 George Washington member Board of Managers Washington Lancastrian School (Site of) Built 1812 Razed 1870 Alexandria Community Y Erected . . . Map (db m129166) HM
48Virginia, Alexandria — Within Its WallsA Foundation for Education and Opportunity
Clara Shorts Adams and Robert Adams conveyed a quarter-acre to the Falls Church School District of Fairfax County in 1898 for the purpose of educating African American children. The one-room "Colored School Building at Seminary" was the first . . . Map (db m167217) HM
49Virginia (Amelia County), Amelia Court House — 10 — Mrs. Samantha Jane NeilAmelia Court House, Virginia — Amelia County —
Amelia County is largely indebted to one woman for bringing formal education and religion to African Americans after the Civil War. In 1865 Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil left her home in Pennsylvania to search for her husband’s body. He had been a . . . Map (db m20239) HM
50Virginia (Amelia County), Amelia Court House — 9 — Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and SchoolAmelia Court House, Virginia — Amelia County —
Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and the Russell Grove School were established as a result of the efforts of Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil, a Presbyterian missionary and teacher of African-American children after the Civil War. At first the school . . . Map (db m28927) HM
51Virginia (Amherst County), Amherst — R-52 — Bear Mountain Indian Mission School
Bear Mountain is the spiritual center of the Monacan community. The Bear Mountain Indian Mission School, ca. 1868, was originally built for church services and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Virginia’s racial segregation . . . Map (db m104369) HM
52Virginia (Amherst County), Sweet Briar — R-20 — Sweet Briar CollegeChartered 1901
This liberal arts college for women, opened in 1906, granted its first Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1910. Established under the will of Indiana Fletcher Williams as a memorial to her only daughter, Daisy, the college is located on a 2800-acre tract . . . Map (db m86140) HM
53Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — 2 — Carver-Price SchoolCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail — Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —
In 1929-30 the Appomattox training school was built on this site with funds raised by Mozella Price, who served as Supervisor of Appomattox Counter Negro Schools from 1919 to 1963. It was a cinder block building, employing four teachers. At the . . . Map (db m29969) HM
54Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — 3 — Education in 1800's Rural VirginiaCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail — Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —
Before and during the Civil War, educational opportunities in Rural Virginia were often limited. The wealthier families employed a tutor or sent their children to boarding academies such as the nearby Union Academy. In such schools students learned . . . Map (db m169313) HM
55Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — 1 — Winonah Camp / Mozella Price HomeCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail — Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —
Mozella Jordan Price was instrumental in improving the education and quality of life for African Americans in Appomattox County. Mrs. Price was educated in Farmville schools, attended Boydton Institute, Virginia State College, and earned a Bachelor . . . Map (db m29971) HM
56Virginia (Appomattox County), Pamplin — Z-56 — Appomattox County / Prince Edward County
(East Side):Appomattox County Area 342 Square MilesFormed in 1845 from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte and Campbell, and named for an Indian tribe. This country was the scene of Lee's surrender, April 9, 1865. (West . . . Map (db m30113) HM
57Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect
Arlington County in 1921 This 1921 aerial photograph shows the immediate surroundings and transportation networks of both the streetcar line and roads from Clarendon from Ballston. The Washington-Virginia Railway, successor to the Washington, . . . Map (db m145151) HM
58Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Barcroft Community House
The Barcroft Community house was constructed in 1908 as a branch chapel of the Methodist church. It was sold in 1914 to the neighborhood civic association, the Barcroft School and Civic League. The building served as the Barcroft neighborhood public . . . Map (db m56472) HM
59Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Carlin Community Hall
Since its construction in 1892 as a meeting hall, this building has been in continuous community service. In addition to its use for community meetings, the building also was used for an elementary school, church services, a nursery school, a . . . Map (db m55375) HM
60Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Charles Drew House
Dr. Charles R. Drew lived in this house from 1920 to 1939. His groundbreaking research led to the modern-day blood bank and proved that blood plasma could be used in place of whole blood transfusions. He served as director of the Red Cross Blood . . . Map (db m134967) HM
61Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Dr. Roland Herman Bruner
Dr. Roland Herman Bruner, born on March 7, 1902 in Burkittsville, Maryland, served Arlington County for over 40 years. He should be remembered not only for his commitment to medicine and generosity to the community and his patients, but also for . . . Map (db m130993) HM
62Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Drew School
In 1945 a new segregated elementary school was built for Arlington’s African American population in the Green Valley, now Nauck, neighborhood. It was the only Arlington school to be built in the Art Moderne architectural style. Originally called the . . . Map (db m69192) HM
63Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell
Campbell Avenue is named in honor of Edmund D. and Elizabeth P. Campbell, whose accomplishments and civic activism set a high standard for all to follow. Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl was born December 4, 1902, in Clemmons, North Carolina. . . . Map (db m65033) HM
64Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University
Glebe Road & Ballston Glebe Road, which passes this site, is one of Northern Virginia's oldest transportation arteries. Its recorded history dates to ca. 1740 when it was known as the "Road to the Falls," taking travelers by land from the . . . Map (db m145145) HM
65Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Hume School
The Hume School was built in 1891. The Queen Anne style building was designed by B. Stanley Simmons, an area architect. The school was named for Frank Hume, a local civic and business leader, who donated adjacent land for a playground. It was an . . . Map (db m134453) HM
66Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — C-72 — Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell(1902-2004)
Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell was born to a Moravian family in North Carolina, where her upbringing and education led her to devote her life to seeking educational opportunities for others. She served as dean of Staunton's Mary Baldwin College . . . Map (db m55736) HM
67Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Mary Carlin House
This home incorporates the original log house built about 1800 by William Carlin. It is one of the earliest structures remaining in Arlington. At one time, Carlin had been a tailor in Alexandria whose clients included George Washington. Mr. Carlin’s . . . Map (db m56352) HM
68Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Maury School
The Clarendon Elementary School was built in 1910 to serve the growing Clarendon neighborhood. The two-story symmetrical building was designed with a central hall and four classrooms on each floor. The school was renamed in 1925 to honor Matthew . . . Map (db m49434) HM
69Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Reeb Hall1949-2012 — Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington —
The Unitarian Church of Arlington (UCA), founded in 1948, had its first permanent home sited here. The first section (on the right) opened in 1949 and the second section in 1952, both designed by UCA member Earl B. Bailey, A.I.A. Active in the . . . Map (db m128220) HM
70Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Saegmuller Public School
Saegmuller Public School stood on this site from 1901 to 1939. It was one of the first schools in Arlington and was named in honor of George Saegmuller (1847-1934). He personally donated funds for the construction of the building. During most of the . . . Map (db m129244) HM
71Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Stratford Junior High School
On February 2, 1959, Stratford Jr. High became the first racially integrated school in Virginia. The long battle to integrate Virginia's public schools followed the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which held that . . . Map (db m55729) HM
72Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building
Trolleys Come to Ballston The Washington, Arlington & Falls Church Railway (WA&FC) established an interurban electric trolley along the present route of Fairfax Drive in 1896. The WA&FC's Fairfax trolley line ran through this site to Clarendon . . . Map (db m145148) HM
73Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — United States Space Shuttle Challenger28 January 1986
[Obverse]: In grateful and loving tribute to the brave crew of the United States Space Shuttle Challenger. 28 January 1986 Francis R. (Dick) Scobee Commander Washington May 19, 1939 Michael J. Smith Pilot North . . . Map (db m11147) HM
74Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Walter Reed, M.D.
Walter Reed, M.D. of The Univ. of Va; A.M. of Harvard University • L.L.D. of The Univ. of Mich; Professor of Bacteriology Army Medical School and Columbian Univ. Washington, D.C. "He gave to man control over that dreadful . . . Map (db m51174) HM
75Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — A-100 — Augusta Military Academy
Soon after the Civil War ended in 1865, Confederate veteran Charles S. Roller began teaching at the Old Stone Church nearby at Ft. Defiance. By 1874 he had founded Augusta Male Academy and incorporated military discipline into its classical . . . Map (db m11900) HM
76Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — Augusta Military AcademyNational Register of Historic Places
This site has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m162832) HM
77Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — Augusta Military Academy MuseumFort Defiance, Virginia — We Entered As Boys, Left As Men —
In 1865, after returning from the Civil War, Professor Charles S. Roller began educating other returning veterans of the Confederacy in a small house near the old stone church. In 1874, Augusta Male Academy was founded in the current museum . . . Map (db m162829) HM
78Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — Dwight D. Eisenhower Visits Augusta Military Academy
In Commemoration of the visit of The President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, to the Augusta Military Academy October 27, 1960Map (db m162833) HM
79Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — 2010 — Quarles Walk
Dedicated to Julian Quarles, '35 for his service to his country, his commitment to AMA and honoring the 75th anniversary of his graduation from AMA.Map (db m162830) HM
80Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — This 1886 Bell
This 1886 bell was the school bell for many years. It was said the bell could be heard 3 miles away. It was housed in the bell tower of the Roller-Robinson House, now the AMA Alumni House and Museum. It was donated by Sam Clegg, '60Map (db m162831) HM
81Virginia (Augusta County), Middlebrook — A-106 — Mount Tabor Lutheran Church
Shenandoah Valley circuit-riding preacher Paul Henkel formed Mount Tabor Lutheran Church about 1785, several miles to the east. It shared a log building with St. John’s, a Lutheran and Reformed union congregation. Under the direction of David . . . Map (db m50578) HM
82Virginia (Augusta County), Middlebrook — Virginia Institute
Near this spot stood the frame dwelling of David Frederick Bittle, pastor of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, in which he began in the Fall of 1842, with the assistance of Christopher C. Baughman, also a Lutheran minister, a school for young men called . . . Map (db m50575) HM
83Virginia (Augusta County), Mount Solon — D-40 — Mossy Creek
Colonists first settled Mossy Creek in the 1740s. Mossy Creek Iron Works was founded by 1775, when partners Henry Miller and Mark Bird began operating an iron furnace, forge, and mills here. The ironworks became an important industrial enterprise . . . Map (db m1841) HM
84Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — W-231 — Augusta County Training School
A rural African-American school stood here by 1874. In 1927 a two-room elementary school serving Cedar Green and Smokey Row communities was built. The Augusta County Training School (Cedar Green School), the county’s first black consolidated school, . . . Map (db m59711) HM
85Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — I-11A — Roanoke College
Five miles west is the birthplace of Virginia Institute, founded in 1842 by David F. Bittle, assisted by Christopher C. Baughman. Chartered on January 30, 1845, as Virginia Collegiate Institute, the school was moved to Salem, Virginia, in 1847, and . . . Map (db m32079) HM
86Virginia (Augusta County), Weyers Cave — Future Farmers of America
One mile west at Weyers Cave on April 30, 1927, twenty-eight students of vocational agriculture formed the Future Farmers of Virginia which became the Future Farmers of America in 1928 at Kansas City. The organization has grown to include all of the . . . Map (db m30414) HM
87Virginia (Bath County), Millboro — Q-36 — T. C. Walker School
T.C. Walker School, which opened in 1930, was named for Thomas Calhoun Walker a former slave from Gloucester County who became the first African American attorney in Virginia. It cost $4,600, and was underwritten with $500 from the Julius Rosenwald . . . Map (db m69471) HM
88Virginia (Bath County), Millboro Springs — D-43 — Camp Mont Shenandoah
Nannie Crump West, Christian missionary and youth advocate, founded Camp Mont Shenandoah in 1927 for girls from Virginia’s elite families. This residential summer camp, like others established along the Cowpasture River early in the 20th . . . Map (db m107846) HM
89Virginia (Bath County), Thomastown — Q-37 — Union Hurst School
Union Hurst, a school for African Americans, was built near here on Pine Hurst Heights Road between 1924 and 1925. The school was built with the assistance of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a program that helped build some 5,000 schools for African . . . Map (db m70245) HM
90Virginia (Bedford County), Bedford — K-133 — Randolph-Macon AcademyLiberty Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy, a Methodist preparatory school for boys, occupied a building on this site from 1890 until 1934 when the school was consolidated with the Randolph-Macon Academy at Front Royal. In 1936, the property was purchased by Bedford . . . Map (db m42878) HM
91Virginia (Bedford County), Forest — New London AcademyConfederate Cavalry Line — Hunter’s Raid —
(preface) On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of . . . Map (db m55782) HM
92Virginia (Bedford County), Forest — K-141 — New London Academy
Chartered by the state in 1795, this is the oldest secondary school in Virginia in continuous operation under its own charter. Conducted for many years as a private school for boys, it began to receive public funds in 1884. It now operates as a . . . Map (db m55789) HM
93Virginia (Bland County), Ceres — KC-5 — Henry C. Groseclose
Henry Casper Groseclose (1892–1950), a native of Ceres, was one of the founders of Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV). While teaching agricultural education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill, and . . . Map (db m44219) HM
94Virginia (Botetourt County), Daleville — D-41 — Daleville College
Daleville College began as a private school that Church of the Brethren educator Isaac N. H. Beahm conducted for the children of Benjamin F. Nininger and George Layman in 1890. The construction of school buildings began the following year. In . . . Map (db m63212) HM
95Virginia (Brunswick County), Alberta — 38 — Southside Virginia Community CollegeAlberta, Virginia — Brunswick County —
Southside Virginia Community College has two campuses: the Christanna Campus in Alberta, which opened in 1970, and the John H. Daniel campus in Keysville, which opened in 1971. The college is part of the statewide system of community colleges . . . Map (db m30868) HM
96Virginia (Brunswick County), Brodnax — 40 — Hospital and School of the Good ShepherdLawrenceville, Virginia — Brunswick County —
Though many freed African Americans continued after the Civil War to work the same farms on which they had been slaves, many also left their homes in search of better opportunities elsewhere. Often the sick, elderly and very young were left . . . Map (db m30873) HM
97Virginia (Brunswick County), Cochran — S-92 — Nellie Pratt Russell(1890–1979)
Nellie Pratt Russell, educator, attended Howard University and was one of six incorporators of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek letter organization founded by African American women. The sorority, established in 1908, . . . Map (db m107412) HM
98Virginia (Brunswick County), Lawrenceville — Governor Alexander Spotswood
Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740) was Governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. Born in Africa of a Scottish family, he had distinguished himself at the Battle of Bleinheim and was wounded. He was appointed to the governor’s position in Virginia in . . . Map (db m20200) HM
99Virginia (Brunswick County), Lawrenceville — SN-63 — Saint Paul's College
Saint Paul's College was established in 1883 by the Venerable James Solomon Russell (1857-1935) as an Episcopal mission school to serve the black community of Southside Virginia. Born into slavery in Mecklenburg County, Russell was educated at . . . Map (db m20187) HM
100Virginia (Brunswick County), Lawrenceville — 39 — Saint Paul's CollegeLawrenceville, Virginia — Brunswick County —
Saint Paul’s College began as a small parochial school founded by a newly ordained Episcopal deacon, the Rev. James Solomon Russell. Born into slavery, Russell attended seminary school in Petersburg. Within a year of graduation he had managed . . . Map (db m30870) HM

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