Darvills School

Darvills School (HMKRU)

Location: McKenney, VA 23872 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 2.26', W 77° 50.588'

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A public school operated here as early as the 1880s. In 1907, three other one-room schools nearby were consolidated here as Darvills Graded School, which was expanded and made a high school in 1913. It was the heart of community activities, notably the annual Darvills Fair, which began in 1916 and continued through the 1930s. Late in 1941, as World War II approached, the U.S. government began condemning 46,000 acres here to establish Camp Pickett. The school closed in 1942 and its buildings were razed except the original graded school, which became a community center. It burned on 5 July 1998.
Marker NumberS 69
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 6:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 247125 N 4102831
Decimal Degrees37.03766667, -77.84313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.26', W 77° 50.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 15.60" N, 77° 50' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17013 Gills Bridge Rd, McKenney VA 23872, US
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