The Macrae School

The Macrae School (HMQU5)

Location: Gainesville, VA 20155 Prince William County
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N 38° 47.575', W 77° 37.143'

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Between 1914 and 1953, African-American children of the surrounding area attended a two-room schoolhouse a short distance east of here along the Warrenton Turnpike. This was the final location for the Macrae School, originally established in 1870 as a one-room school on land provided by the Macrae family near Buckland. The Prince William County School Board purchased a building in the village of Gainesville and relocated the school there in 1888, but because the building eventually proved inadequate, classes were moved again in 1908. The hall of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church served as an interim classroom until a new schoolhouse near this location was built. In 1953, the Macrae School was closed and consolidated with the Antioch School on Thoroughfare Road about five miles west of here.
HM NumberHMQU5
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272535 N 4297055
Decimal Degrees38.79291667, -77.61905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.575', W 77° 37.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 34.50" N, 77° 37' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7541 Virginia Oaks Dr, Gainesville VA 20155, US
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