Orange Graded School

Orange Graded School (HM1OT0)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
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N 38° 14.406', W 78° 7.192'

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Rosenwald Funded

Orange Graded School, built in 1925 to replace
the African American schoolhouse on West Main
Street, stood here. Of the several county schools
for black students, Orange Graded was the only
one built using the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which
was established in 1917 by the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company to construct schools for
African Americans across the rural South. Of
the $6,200 building cost, 40 percent was raised
by the local African American community. This
four-teacher standard plan school was one of the
larger Rosenwalds built in Virginia. Gussie Baylor
Taylor was recruited to teach in 1925 and later
served as the school's supervisor.
HM NumberHM1OT0
Marker NumberJJ-31
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 752066 N 4236378
Decimal Degrees38.24010000, -78.11986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.406', W 78° 7.192'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 24.36" N, 78° 7' 11.52" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dailey Dr, Orange VA 22960, US
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