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001-0103 Locustville Academy

Locustville Academy
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VLR Listing Date 09/15/2016

NRHP Listing Date 11/22/2016

NPS property number 16000792

Built around 1859, the modest, two-story Locustville Academy retains many original interior and exterior elements of its construction including a one-story belfry, topped by a pyramidal roof. Still situated in a rural setting, the wooden building, with touches of Greek Revival-style elements, is the only such rural academy schoolhouse known to survive within the Eastern Shore’s Accomack County. The two-room school, with interiors well-lit by windows, served the seaside rural community of Locustville from 1859 to 1879 and then reopened to students in 1908. It continued operating into 1926, when Accomack County consolidated its schools. The property also has an early 20th-century water pump.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated September 25, 2019