Augusta County Training School

Augusta County Training School (HM14K3)

Location: Staunton, VA 24401
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N 38° 8.81', W 79° 7.88'

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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, opened here in 1938. Community members assisted to construct this frame structure, featuring a central auditorium, a common design provided by the Virginia Department of Education. Between 250 and 320 students, grades one through nine, attended class here from across the county. Augusta County school integration in 1966 closed the school and the American Legion purchased the building.
HM NumberHM14K3
Marker NumberW-231
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663743 N 4223756
Decimal Degrees38.14683333, -79.13133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.81', W 79° 7.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 48.60" N, 79° 7' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 347 Cedar Green Rd, Staunton VA 24401, US
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