Washington Colored School

Other Names: Pinetown Colored School

Earliest Documented: 1910

Latest Documented: 1928

Tags: Segregated Black Schools


“The colored people have used the [Freedman’s Bureau] building continuously for both church and school purposes until 1910, when the school room was declared unfit for school purposes and a building in Pinetown secured.” (Cochrane) Cochrane section on Laurel Grove says Laurel Grove was also called Pinetown.

Categorized as Colored School in 1924 and 1928.

Location is uncertain. The mapped location is for Ross Chapel AME in Pinetown, 1 km SSW of the 1897 John Washington residence.

Pinetown Rd does not appear in 1897 map but appears in 1905 map. John Washington 1897 property was SE of the junction of Statum and American Corner Rds. Note that Ross Chapel AME is also adjacent to 1897 residence of J. H. Ross.

Location Precision: 1000 meters

Structure Exists: No

Primary Source: Cochrane

Other Sources: Cochrane section on The Bureau. Denton Journal 1924-11-15/page-5, 1928-10-20/page-4