Deaf and Blind School

Deaf and Blind School (HM2EAX)

Location: Hampton, VA 23661
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N 37° 0.119', W 76° 24.066'

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In 1906, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the Virginia School
for Colored Deaf and Blind Children. Founded by deaf humanitarian
William C. Ritter and Hampton Delegate Harry R. Houston, the school
opened on 8 Sept. 1909 to serve students from throughout Virginia.
More than 100 acres were eventually purchased or donated for buildings
used for instruction, dormitories, and infirmary, a farm, and other
facilities for academic and vocational training programs. Desegregated
by 1964, after several name changes the school was renamed The Virginia
School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-disabled at Hampton.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375335 N 4096009
Decimal Degrees37.00198333, -76.40110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.119', W 76° 24.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 7.14" N, 76° 24' 3.9599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2353 W Pembroke Ave, Hampton VA 23661, US
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