Port Republic Road Historic District

Port Republic Road Historic District (HMRB4)

Location: Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 4.53', W 78° 53.136'

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This is Waynesboro's oldest intact neighborhood. It coalesced as a community about 1870, just after the Civil War, when formerly enslaved individuals moved here to work in nearby industries and on railroads. The African American residents constructed most of the buildings here between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. The community's Rosenwald School and Shiloh Baptist Church were both constructed in 1924. One of the earliest houses in the district, a circa 1818 dwelling, was built on Riverside Drive. Designated the Port Republic Road Historic District, the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in in 2002.
HM NumberHMRB4
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker NumberQ 2
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 685458 N 4216302
Decimal Degrees38.07550000, -78.88560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.53', W 78° 53.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 31.80" N, 78° 53' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-206 Fontaine St, Waynesboro VA 22980, US
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