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Metchosin in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Metchosin Schoolhouse

 
 
Metchosin Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, November 25, 2013
1. Metchosin Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. In spring 1872, classes began in Metchosin schoolhouse with Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher teaching 7 girls and 3 boys. On land donated by John Witty and with its $300 cost shared equally by local settlers and the colonial government, it was the first new school building opened in British Columbia after confederation. In regular use to 1914 and reopened in 1942, it finally closed its doors in 1949.
 
Erected 1971.
 
Location. 48° 22.83′ N, 123° 32.01′ W. Marker is in Metchosin, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Happy Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4475 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin, British Columbia V9C 3Z3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colwood Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Hatley Park (approx. 7.6 kilometers away); Royal Roads (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Defence Electric Light Directing Station (approx. 8.2 kilometers away); Gun Emplacement / Emplacement du canon (approx. 8.2 kilometers away); The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences
Metchosin Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, November 25, 2013
2. Metchosin Schoolhouse
(approx. 8.2 kilometers away); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (approx. 8.3 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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