Israel Charles Norcom High School

Israel Charles Norcom High School (HM259H)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America

N 36° 50.236', W 76° 19.199'

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I.C. Norcom (1856-1916) was an African American educator and administrator who served Portsmouth schools for more than 30 years. The first school to bear his name opened in 1920 three quarters of a mile southeast of here. Principal William E. Riddick and vice principal Lavinia M. Weaver led it for decades. The school moved into a new building nearby in 1937 and again relocated to a new facility, about a mile southwest of here, in 1953. The school's academic, athletic, and cultural programs were central to the community. Students conducted sit-ins to desegregate Portsmouth lunch counters in 1960, and alumni became local, state, and national leaders. Norcom High School moved here in 1998.
HM NumberHM259H
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 382300 N 4077633
Decimal Degrees36.83726667, -76.31998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.236', W 76° 19.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 14.16" N, 76° 19' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1655-1789 VA-141, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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