Coketon Colored School

Coketon Colored School (HM1JW9)

Location: Thomas, WV 26292 Tucker County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.518', W 79° 30.386'

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Segregated school located along the North Fork of the Blackwater that served Coketon, center of coal and coke empire of H. G. Davis. In 1892 teacher Carrie Williams, represented by J. R. Clifford, state's first African Amerian lawyer, sued when county reduced school's term. She won equal pay and terms for black students in WV. School closed in 1954.
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HM NumberHM1JW9
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByTucker County Historical Society & Friends of Blackwater; West Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 629074 N 4333593
Decimal Degrees39.14196667, -79.50643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.518', W 79° 30.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 31.08" N, 79° 30' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rte 27, Thomas WV 26292, US
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