Cape Charles Colored School

Cape Charles Colored School (HMYF3)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.803', W 76° 0.557'

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Constructed in 1928, this school opened about 1930 for African American children in Cape Charles during legalized segregation. The building was constructed with contributions from the local African American community, the State Literary Fund, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, established in 1917 to build schools for African American students in the rural South. Staffed by three teachers and a principal/teacher, the school housed grades one through seven, and was a center for educational, social, and cultural events for the African American community. Under Principal Jesse L. Hare, the school closed in 1966 when Northampton County Schools were consolidated four years before their integration.
HM NumberHMYF3
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker NumberWY 73
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 410507 N 4124568
Decimal Degrees37.26338333, -76.00928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.803', W 76° 0.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 48.18" N, 76° 0' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5824-6098 County Rd 641, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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