Eckington School

Eckington School (HM14FK)

Location: Culpeper, VA 22701 Culpeper County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 24.218', W 77° 55.417'

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The Eckington School was built in 1895 asa frame, one-room school for African Americanstudents from the nearby communities ofEckington and Poplar Ridge. The schoolbuilding is typical of the ungraded schools ofthe 19th century that had all grades housedtogether in the same room. Such schools werecommon in rural communities until the mid-20th century. The Eckington School buildingclosed in 1941. This structure stands as a rareexample of the nearly vanished one-roomschoolhouse type, illustrating the importanceof education among the rural black communityin the decades after the Civil War.
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HM NumberHM14FK
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Marker NumberJ-97
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 244702 N 4254648
Decimal Degrees38.40363333, -77.92361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.218', W 77° 55.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 13.08" N, 77° 55' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)540, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21682-21698 State Rte 658, Culpeper VA 22701, US
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