Walker’s Creek Schoolhouse

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Though remodeled and expanded through conversion into a private residence, the barely noticeable little Walker’s Creek Schoolhouse building is one of the oldest remaining schoolhouses in Augusta County, and is the only known school of log construction. At the time of the establishment of the free public school system in 1870, Augusta County had 115 log schools; the number dwindled to ten by 1890. Built in the 1850s, the Walker Creek School was purchased for $30.00 by the county school board in 1873 and functioned as a one-room school until the consolidation of public schools in the Newport area in the early 1900s. It was sold by the school board for $155.00 in 1948. The nearly square plan reflects the form commonly used for one-room schools. The Walker’s Creek Schoolhouse was listed in the registers under the Public Schools in Augusta County 1870-1940 MPD.

Last Updated: October 6, 2023

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

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