West End High School

West End High School (HM213P)

Location: Skipwith, VA 23968 Mecklenburg County
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N 36° 42.642', W 78° 32.707'

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Just to the east is the former West End High
School, which served African Americans during
the segregation era. With the help of Matilda M.
Booker, Mecklenburg County's Jeanes Fund
supervisor of education for blacks, local parents
first established the school in Clarksville in
1935. In 1951, the U.S. government purchased
the West End property for the development of
Buggs Island Lake. Using state funds set aside
for a major school-construction initiative under
Gov. John S. Battle, the county built a new
W.E.H.S., which opened here in 1953. The last
class graduated in 1969, when the building
became a junior high school.
HM NumberHM213P
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 719269 N 4065589
Decimal Degrees36.71070000, -78.54511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.642', W 78° 32.707'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 38.52" N, 78° 32' 42.42" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18978-19048 VA-49, Skipwith VA 23968, US
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