Peabody High School

Peabody High School (HM18NF)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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N 37° 13.375', W 77° 24.198'

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Peabody High School, originally the Colored High School, was established in 1870 in the old First Baptist Church located on Harrison Street. The second school was built here on this site facing Filmore Street. The current site of the school is on Wesley Street. Peabody is one of the earliest publicly funded high schools for African Americans in Virginia. The City of Petersburg had begun to develop a public school system as early as 1868 and provided the funding needed to build city schools and pay teachers salaries. Alfred Pryor became the school's first African American principal in 1882.
HM NumberHM18NF
Marker NumberQA 27
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286772 N 4122307
Decimal Degrees37.22291667, -77.40330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.375', W 77° 24.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 22.50" N, 77° 24' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Harrison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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