Claremont School

Claremont School (HMO0P)

Location: Spring Grove, VA 23881 Surry County
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N 37° 13.036', W 76° 58.049'

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Surry County African-American Heritage Society

Claremont School

In November of 1913 a deed was sold to the School Board District Number Four for property on the eastside of Spring Grove Road, Claremont, Virginia. A school was built on this property in the style of Rosenwald Schools. The grades ranged from first through seven.

Mrs. Lucy Jones and Mrs. Jerlese Jones served as superintendents of Claremont School. Among the teachers who taught at this school were Rev. W.H. and Mamie Henderson, Mrs. Gatling, Ms. Edmonds, Lucy Jones, N.T. Ellis, C.L. George, Catherine King and Marie W. Pierce (substitute).

Some of the oldest living students known to attend this school were Virginia Wright, Eugene and Harrison Luster, Arnette L. Swann, Dorothy H. McDaniel, Mattie Parham and Cokie Harrison.

The school was closed in 1957. Today it is used as a community facility.

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HM NumberHMO0P
Placed BySurry County African-American Heritage Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325431 N 4120788
Decimal Degrees37.21726667, -76.96748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.036', W 76° 58.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 2.16" N, 76° 58' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3328-3520 State Rte 646, Spring Grove VA 23881, US
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