Sumner School

Sumner School (HM1E97)

Location: Parkersburg, WV 26101 Wood County
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N 39° 16.206', W 81° 33.17'

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Established in January 1862 thru the leadership of Robert Simmons. First free school south of Mason-Dixon Line. Later named for abolitionist senator Charles Sumner. First high school class graduated, 1887. Closed in 1955 as state began integration of public schools. Gymnasium erected 1926. Renovated in 1990' as African-American museum and center.
HM NumberHM1E97
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 452311 N 4346896
Decimal Degrees39.27010000, -81.55283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.206', W 81° 33.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 12.36" N, 81° 33' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1199 Avery St, Parkersburg WV 26101, US
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