Armstead Tasker Johnson School

Armstead Tasker Johnson School (HMERS)

Location: Montross, VA 22520 Westmoreland County
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N 38° 4.638', W 76° 46.927'

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The A.T. Johnson High School was built in 1937 in the Colonial Revival style as the first public high school constructed for African Americans in Westmoreland County. The new school was named for Armstead Tasker Johnson (1857-1944), a black educator and community leader of the grassroots effort for its construction. Local African Americans raised money to build the school. Additional financing came from the federal Works Progress Administration, the Jeanes and Slater black education funds, and the Westmoreland County School Board. The school was converted into a junior high school in Sept. 1970 and served as a middle school from Sept. 1990 to June 1998. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Marker NumberJT-19
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 343693 N 4215891
Decimal Degrees38.07730000, -76.78211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.638', W 76° 46.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 38.28" N, 76° 46' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1020-1198 Kings Hwy, Montross VA 22520, US
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