Douglass Community School

Douglass Community School (HM2U8)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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N 39° 6.59', W 77° 33.242'

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Before the construction of this high school, there were no schools beyond 7th grade for black students in Loudoun County. Late in the 1930s, the parent-teacher associations of various black schools formed the County-Wide League to raise money to build a high school. The league hired well-known civil rights attorney Charles H. Houston to help persuade county officials to allocate funds for the new school. In 1941 the league succeeded in obtaining a loan of $30,000 from the State Literary Fund. Named for Frederick Douglass, the noted black abolitionist and orator, the school still serves the county today.
HM NumberHM2U8
Marker NumberF 35
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279169 N 4332070
Decimal Degrees39.10983333, -77.55403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.59', W 77° 33.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 35.40" N, 77° 33' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-419 VA-7 BUS, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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