Mecklenburg County Training School

Mecklenburg County Training School (HM212M)

Location: South Hill, VA 23970 Mecklenburg County
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N 36° 43.39', W 78° 7.759'

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In 1915, four influential African American residents of South Hill—the Rev. J. H. Simmons,
Mary E. Simmons, Robert Walker, and James E.
Skipwith—established the Mecklenburg County
Training School for black students. The school
operated in the True Reformer Lodge Hall for
three terms before a two-room frame building
was constructed in 1918. Matilda M. Booker,
Jeanes supervisor of black teachers in 1920,
secured $1,500 from the Rosenwald Fund and
encouraged parents to raise another $3,000 for
a new school building. With the county's aid,
the 500-student school was completed near here
in 1925. It burned in 1942.
Details
HM NumberHM212M
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 756375 N 4068005
Decimal Degrees36.72316667, -78.12931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.39', W 78° 7.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 23.4" N, 78° 7' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-411 Meadow St, South Hill VA 23970, US
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