Ashburn School

Ashburn School (HM1YXJ)

Location: Ashburn, VA 20147 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 2.872', W 77° 29.147'

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On this site stands Ashburn Colored School, a one-room public Schoolhouse built ca. 1892 for African American students. Virginia's public school system, established in 1870, was racially segregated from its inception. Schools for black children received less funding and offered fewer educational opportunities than those for whites. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that segregated schools were unconstitutional, but Virginia's government resisted integration. This school closed in 1958, when its students were transferred to a new segregated school in Leesburg. Loudon County schools were fully desegregated in the 1968-69 school year.
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284882 N 4325029
Decimal Degrees39.04786667, -77.48578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.872', W 77° 29.147'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 52.32" N, 77° 29' 8.82" W
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Area Code(s)703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20685 State Rte 641, Ashburn VA 20147, US
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