Northampton County High School

Northampton County High School (HM15HW)

Location: Machipongo, VA 23405 Northampton County
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N 37° 24.174', W 75° 54.539'

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Constructed in 1953 as the county's first purpose-built African American high school,Northampton County High School reflects the desires of local African Americans toobtain modern educational facilities. It is an example of the statewide efforts by AfricanAmerican and Virginia Indian communities during the early 20th century to secure bettereducation for their children. The building contained classrooms, a library, a gymnasium,and a 500-seat auditorium. Concurrent with integration of Virginia's public schools, thehigh school ceased operations with the 1970 class. Until 2008, the facility served as ajunior high school and middle school for all Northampton County students.
HM NumberHM15HW
Marker NumberWY 72
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources and Northampton County High School Alumni Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 419550 N 4139956
Decimal Degrees37.40290000, -75.90898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.174', W 75° 54.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 10.44" N, 75° 54' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7233-7265 County Rd 627, Machipongo VA 23405, US
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