Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Upon raising the building to repair rotten sills, workers discovered ship timbers in the foundation that were salvaged from shipwrecks on the beach.
Underneath the steeple was found a century-old collection of stones and other objects from the schoolyard. The old bell was badly deteriorated, so a new one was installed. Once again a bell tolls in this village to celebrate great occasions.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 22.701′ N, 75° 49.929′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is at the intersection of Schoolhouse lane and Corolla Village Road, on the left when traveling west on Schoolhouse lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corolla Historic Village (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Corolla Schoolhouse (within shouting Boats And Blinds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corolla Chapel (about 500 feet away); Kill Devil Hills (about 600 feet away); Welcome to a Wetland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Currituck Beach Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Currituck Beach Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Regarding Corolla Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse marker refers to shipwreck timbers. About 4 miles south of the schoolhouse is a roadside marker about the Wreck of the Metropolis that occurred off the beach of Corolla in 1878.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.