Mt. Zion Schoolhouse

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Providing no more than was absolutely necessary for basic elementary schooling in a rural area, the Mount Zion Schoolhouse is, nonetheless, Augusta County’s least altered two-room schoolhouse built as such. It was completed in 1876 and remained in use as an Augusta County public school until 1942. By 1880 the school served sixty-five pupils with an average daily attendance of thirty-four. In its last years of operation, only one classroom, serving grades one through four, was in use. Grades five through seven were bussed to a neighboring consolidated school and their former classroom was used for storing wood and the water bucket. The building was sold by the county in 1948 and converted into a residence, but with little change to the exterior. It has since been demolished.

Last Updated: June 2, 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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