Odrick Colored School

Title

Odrick Colored School

Description

Located on Lewinsville Road, McLean, VA.
In 1873 this one-room school was also used for community meetings and religious gatherings. School plans moved forward as the result of 30 acres of land by formerly enslaved and respected landowner, Alfred Ordrick. Multiple accounts link Ordrick to the establishment of this school. Lewis Jackson, the son of landowner John Jackson, was a teacher at Ordrick School.

Source

African American Landowners, Churches, Schools and Businesses, Fairfax County, Virginia (1860-1900), 2nd edition. Text by Guinevere Scott Jones, November 2009.

Date

1873

Files

Citation

"Odrick Colored School," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #61, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/61 (accessed October 20, 2014).