Eastern View Schoolhouse

Eastern View Schoolhouse, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

Eastern View Schoolhouse, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

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Eastern View Schoolhouse

The Eastern View Schoolhouse was originally constructed and located at Eastern View Farm, near Owenton, King and Queen County, Virginia. It was constructed about 1870, used first as a private and then a public school until about 1903, and was the last remaining log schoolhouse in King and Queen County.

Eastern View Schoolhouse Interior, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

Eastern View Schoolhouse Interior, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

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The schoolhouse was donated to the King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum by Marian Minor, owner of Eastern View Farm.  It was moved to its present site on the King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District in November, 2003.  The rehabilitation by community volunteers took the best part of a year.  Opened on October 25, 2004 as a part of the permanent exhibit, this 16-by-14-foot structure is furnished as a late 19th-century log schoolhouse.

Eastern View Schoolhouse Bell, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

Eastern View Schoolhouse Bell, Courthouse Tavern Museum, King & Queen Court House, Virginia

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Adjacent to the Log Schoolhouse is the bell from the old Marriott School, located near St. Stephens Church, that burned in the late 1930s and was rebuilt shortly thereafter without the need of a bell.

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Eastern View Schoolhouse
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Eastern View Schoolhouse
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The Eastern View Schoolhouse, the last log schoolhouse in King & Queen County, was built about 1870. Used first as a private then public school until closing in 1903
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Mark Summerfield
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2 Comments

  1. Very interesting, thanks for sharing, great series

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