Jones was a 1901 graduate of Elizabeth City State Colored Normal School (today Elizabeth City State University) and a teacher and school principal in the Elizabeth City public school system. She was a member of Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church and lived on Speed Street in Elizabeth City. The marker will be located on Corner Stone’s property on Road Street, near Speed Street, a few hundred feet from Jones’s former home.
The Annie E. Jones Marker is one of only three trail markers in the state of North Carolina. ECSU history professor Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey applied for the Annie E. Jones marker.
Submitted by Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey, Assistant Professor, Elizabeth City State University