“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Cumberland in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Gravel Hill Academy

Gravel Hill Academy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Gravel Hill Academy Marker
Inscription. Located beside courthouse, original building of four rooms built in 1869, opened in 1870 with town hall on 2nd floor. In 1888 two wings were added. By 20 January 1939, when destroyed by fire, had 14 rooms with 500 students. Rebuilt on same site, it served as school until 1963 graduation. First formal graduation held in 1893. Now houses city government, community history displays and other businesses.
Erected 2006 by City of New Cumberland and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 40° 29.915′ N, 80° 36.66′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Avenue and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North River Avenue. Click for map. Located in Overlook Park, River Drive, New Cumberland. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Contested County Seat (here, next to this marker); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (a few steps from this marker); Old Town (a few steps from this marker); Brickyard Bend (within shouting distance
Gravel Hill Academy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Gravel Hill Academy Marker
of this marker); New Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio River / Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. mile away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Cumberland.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 366 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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