Pocahontas High School

Pocahontas High School (HM21BK)

Location: Powhatan, VA 23139 Powhatan County
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N 37° 33.474', W 77° 56.888'

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Powhatan County established Powhatan Training
School one mile southeast in 1931 to offer upper
level courses to African American students. In
1937 on this site the county built a brick high
school for African Americans at a cost of about
$40,000. The Federal Emergency Administration
of Public Works, a New Deal agency, granted
$18,000 for the project. Additional support came
from the Virginia Board of Education's Literary
Fund and the Southern Education Foundation,
which aided African American schools across the
South. The building was named Pocahontas High
School in 1941 and Pocahontas Middle School in
1969, when county schools were desegregated.
HM NumberHM21BK
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 239585 N 4160850
Decimal Degrees37.55790000, -77.94813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.474', W 77° 56.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 28.44" N, 77° 56' 53.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4304-4314 US-60, Powhatan VA 23139, US
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