Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School

Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School (HM1HYH)

Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Dinwiddie County
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N 37° 6.184', W 77° 33.776'

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(Southside High School)

Dinwiddie Normal Industrial School, the first African American high school built in the county during the segregation era, stood three miles southeast. When the building burned in 1953, plans were already in progress to construct a modern facility on this site as part of county efforts to build "separate but equal" schools. Bids came from across the region, and in Aug. 1952, the school board chose Farmville's Mottley Construction Co. to build the new school, which was renamed Southside High School. The school opened in spring 1954 with 520 students. Dr. Roy Watson served as principal. The school was closed in 2012.
Marker NumberS 95
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272247 N 4109380
Decimal Degrees37.10306667, -77.56293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.184', W 77° 33.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 11.04" N, 77° 33' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near U.S. 1, Dinwiddie VA 23841, US
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