Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School

Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School (HMK3H)

Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 Gloucester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.999', W 76° 37.679'

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On this site stood the Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School, commonly known as Capahosic Academy, a private high school built for African Americans before public high schools were available to them. Founded in 1888 by local alumni of Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), it was taken over and funded by the American Missionary Association after 1891. William Gibbons Price (1868?-1941) was the principal from 1899 until it closed in 1933. Despite the school's name, graduates included not only well-trained farmers, but also many students who attended college and entered professions such as teaching. It was a cultural center of the local black community.
HM NumberHMK3H
Marker NumberNW 18
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Reources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 355873 N 4138639
Decimal Degrees37.38331667, -76.62798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.999', W 76° 37.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 59.94" N, 76° 37' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3379 Cappahosic Rd, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US
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