Wytheville Training School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 36° 57.037 W 081° 04.731
17S E 492979 N 4089397
Quick Description: African-American school building built in 1867.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2021 7:38:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM14RBG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

Long Description:
By 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau began educating African Americans recently freed from enslavement in Wytheville and soon a building was constructed for the students. In 1882, the Evansham School District and the Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal Church purchased the Freedmen's School and erected a larger school here that became known as the Wytheville Training School. By the late 1940s the school provided secondary school education to African Americam Students from Wythe, Bland, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, as well. The school closed in 1951. The following year a new building opened—Scott Memorial High School—in memory of Richard Henry Scott, an early black educator in the region.
Marker Number: K-325

Marker Title: Wytheville Training School

Marker Location: On East Franklin Street at South 5th Street, Wytheville

County or Independent City: Wythe

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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