The Schools of Josephine City

The Schools of Josephine City (HM35D)

Location: Berryville, VA 22611 Clarke County
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N 39° 8.524', W 77° 58.79'

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In 1882, the former slaves and free colored people of this community built the Josephine City School to provide their children with a grade school education. Under the leadership of Rev. Edward Johnson, a new building was completed in 1930 to provide high school education for Negro students and was called the Clarke County Training School. It was named the W.T.B. Williams Training School in 1944 to honor a Clarke County native who served as Dean of Tuskegee Institute. From 1949 to 1966, the school was known as Johnson-Williams High School. After the integration of public schools, it became the Johnson-Williams Intermediate School and served students of all races from 1966 until it was closed in 1987. The high school building was converted into apartments for older persons in 1992. The original Josephine City School is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2003 it became the first museum devoted to the history of Clarke County's African-American community.
HM NumberHM35D
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 242463 N 4336771
Decimal Degrees39.14206667, -77.97983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.524', W 77° 58.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 31.44" N, 77° 58' 47.40" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 State Rte 614, Berryville VA 22611, US
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