Coal Pit School

Coal Pit School (HMI08)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23060 Henrico County
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N 37° 39.835', W 77° 32.614'

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The African-American school most likely took its name from the nearby Springfield Coal Pits. The one room school established about 1905 was once supervised by Virginia Estelle Randolph, the eminent black educator. It had forty-six students by 1913. The school also served as a meeting hall for the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church up until 1918. In 1955, the pupils moved to the larger Vandervall School (now Pemberton Elementary). The County of Henrico purchased the property, and in 1976 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church established a preschool program here for low-income families.
HM NumberHMI08
Marker NumberHC-15
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275647 N 4171570
Decimal Degrees37.66391667, -77.54356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.835', W 77° 32.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 50.10" N, 77° 32' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101 Francistown Rd, Glen Allen VA 23060, US
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