Oak Grove School

Oak Grove School (HM1DVJ)

Location: Greensboro, AL 36744 Hale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 32.786', W 87° 40.781'

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Tuskegee educator Booker T. Washing and Julius Rosenwald, Sears, Roebuck & Company president, initiated one of the most ambitiuous school building programs for African Americans in the United States. The Oak Grove School is one example of the more than 5,300 school buildings constructed in 15 southern states between 1912 and 1913 with financial support of the Rosenwald Rural School Building Fund. In 1925, the local community match Rosenwald's gift and hired Grover Scott to erect his school on land donated by George E. Willis. The first principal was Marie Carrington Jone (1926-1936) followed by Dorothy Agnew schoot (1936-1968). Other teachers included Louise Garrett, Rebecca Mattie Agnew Burks, Roxanna Garrett Dawson, Renona Crawford Martin, Elnora Wilson Barnfield Henderson, Lois Penny Stokes, Willie Glover Love, Eunice Beard, Rosyln Worthy Bennett.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Oak Grove School Heritage Committee and the Cahaba Trace Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 436183 N 3601209
Decimal Degrees32.54643333, -87.67968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 32.786', W 87° 40.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 32' 47.16" N, 87° 40' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 303 Oak Grove Rd, Greensboro AL 36744, US
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