Dedicated To Learning

Dedicated To Learning (HMHHI)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.048', W 77° 2.552'

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Ruthville High School

Schools were precious to a community denied education for centuries. Following the Civil War one and two-room schools for "colored" children were established around the county. It was here in Ruthville, however, that a commitment to learning first provided children with more than a basic education. Churches and benevolent societies around the country raised money to build this three-room manual training school in 1911. By 1923 a faculty of five teachers prepared girls to be homemakers and boys to be farmers in a school that had expanded to six rooms. The first brick high school was constructed in 1930 with a grant from the Rosenwald Fund after local residents had raised 27 percent of the cost of its construction.

The second high school, which stands before you, was completed in 1961 after the first was lost to fire.

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School bus driver Cornelius Allen Whitehead, Sr., retired at the age of 67 after 31 years and wearing out seven school buses. He never took a sick day.

Earl Egerton Scott, Sr., served Ruthville High School for 25 years, not only as principal but also as guidance counselor, biology and chemistry teacher, coach for two sports and site supervisor for construction of this school building.
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HM NumberHMHHI
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
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Placed ByCharles City County, Waste Management
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319131 N 4137595
Decimal Degrees37.36746667, -77.04253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.048', W 77° 2.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 2.88" N, 77° 2' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13120 The Glebe Ln, Charles City VA 23030, US
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