School Transportation Historical

School Transportation Historical (HM1XUW)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.032', W 77° 28.236'

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Virginia public school boards began providing transportation to white students early in the 20th century but frequently denied this service to African Americans. Black children often had to walk miles to school, leading to nonattendance. Across Virginia in the 1930s, black community organizations raised funds for buses. Lucian Hunter, supported by the Chickahominy Baptist Association, acquired Hanover County's first school bus for African Americans ca. 1934. His sons Clarence, Earl, and Chester drove students to the Hanover County Training School. Petitioned by Hunter and others, the school board voted in 1935 to contribute funds toward this service. County schools were desegregated in 1969.
Year Placed1916
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282387 N 4182860
Decimal Degrees37.76720000, -77.47060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.032', W 77° 28.236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 1.92" N, 77° 28' 14.16" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 567-599 US-1, Ashland VA 23005, US
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