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Mary Nottingham Smith High School EP-22 | Marker History

Mary Nottingham Smith High School Marker, EP-22

The first high school for blacks in Accomack County was dedicated on this site in 1932. It was named in honor of Mary Nottingham Smith (1892-1951), a black educator who dedicated her life to educating all young people. In 1956, the school was renamed for T. C. Walker, an attorney from Gloucester County. It was demolished in 1987. A second Mary N. Smith High School was built on another site in 1953.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1992
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Accomack County
Physical Description of Location: Accomac, VA. Located on Front Street 3/4 of a mile east of Larkford Hwy and Front Street.
GPS Location: 37.716272,-75.678265
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