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Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Muddy Creek School

 
 
Muddy Creek School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Muddy Creek School Marker
Inscription. Muddy Creek School operated from 1875 to 1920. Built by Spencer Palmore of Poland Farm, it is constructed of heart-of-pine logs. The first teacher was Wesley Palmore and the school marked the beginning of formal education for children of the Trenholm area of Powhatan. Muddy Creek Church oversaw restoration and rededication of the school in 1978; much of the work and maintenance was done by Sam Hatcher. Muddy Creek Church was founded in 1774; Robert E. Lee worshipped here in 1865 during his stay at nearby Derwent.
 
Erected 2007 by Powhatan County Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 36.755′ N, 78° 3.661′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Trenholm Road 1.2 miles north of Derwent Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in the parking lot of the Muddy Creek Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Derwent (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 3.5 miles away); Campaign of 1781
Muddy Creek School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. Muddy Creek School Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Dunlora Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rosenwald School at Cartersville (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationWar, US Civil
 
Muddy Creek School Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
3. Muddy Creek School
Muddy Creek School Interior Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
4. Muddy Creek School Interior
Muddy Creek School Exterior Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
5. Muddy Creek School Exterior
Muddy Creek Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
6. Muddy Creek Baptist Church
Muddy Creek Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
7. Muddy Creek Baptist Church
Muddy Creek Baptist Church and Muddy Creek School Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
8. Muddy Creek Baptist Church and Muddy Creek School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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