Buckingham Training School

Buckingham Training School (HMJF4)

Location: Dillwyn, VA 23936 Buckingham County
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N 37° 32.607', W 78° 28.459'

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One mile southeast stood Buckingham Training School, the first high school in the county for African American students. In 1919 the Rev. Stephen J. Ellis organized the County-Wide League for School Improvement to persuade the Buckingham County School Board to build a secondary school for black students. When this effort failed, Ellis and his supporters raised $3,000 to match a grant from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, established in 1917 to build schools for black students in the rural South. The four-room high school opened in 1924 with Thomas L. Dabney as principal and served the community until it closed in 1953.
HM NumberHMJF4
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker NumberF 62
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 723134 N 4158159
Decimal Degrees37.54345000, -78.47431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.607', W 78° 28.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 36.42" N, 78° 28' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16087-16111 N James Madison Hwy, Dillwyn VA 23936, US
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