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Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hobby School

 
 
Hobby School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 19, 2011
1. Hobby School Marker
Inscription. In 1930, this 1880s log cabin was moved to its present location from the corner of Butler Road and Carter Street. The Falmouth historic community saved it with the help of noted architect Edward Donn, for they believed it was similar to the type of house where Master Hobby conducted school for young plantation boys such as George Washington.
 
Erected by Stafford County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 19.362′ N, 77° 28.021′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Carter Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forlorn Hope (a few steps from this marker); A Sad Duty to Perform (a few steps from this marker); James Hunter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this site in 1862... (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Conway House (about 600 feet away); Moncure Daniel Conway (about 600 feet away); Anthony Burns (about 600 feet away); Freedom Began Here (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Categories. Education
 
Hobby School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 19, 2011
2. Hobby School and Marker
Hobby School, before this marker was erected. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 9, 2009
3. Hobby School, before this marker was erected.
Sign on this small structure adjacent to Union Cemetery reads, "Although built later, this is believed to be the type of building used for school during George Washington’s childhood."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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