(1870-1970)Peabody High School, originally the Colored High School, was established in 1870 in the old First Baptist Church located on Harrison Street. The second school was built here on this site facing Filmore Street. The current site of the school is on Wesley Street. Peabody is one of the earliest publicly funded high schools for African Americans in Virginia. The City of Petersburg had begun to develop a public school system as early as 1868 and provided the funding needed to build city schools and pay teachers salaries. Alfred Pryor became the school's first African American principal in 1882.
|Marker Number||QA 27|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286772 N 4122307|
|Decimal Degrees||37.22291667, -77.40330000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.375', W 77° 24.198'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 22.50" N, 77° 24' 11.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 Harrison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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