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Zela in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pioneer School

 
 
Pioneer School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Pioneer School Marker
Inscription.  Here on Peter’s Creek, mouth of Whitewater, was a log school with greased paper windows dirt floor and split log seats for Nicholas County students from Bucks Garden to Meadows (Keslers Cross Lanes). Opened 1809, teacher Joseph Pierson.
 
Erected 2006 by Nicholas County Historic Landmark Commission & Historical & Genealogical Society, and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 38° 17.235′ N, 80° 56.935′ W. Marker is in Zela, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Turnpike Road (West Virginia Route 39) and Country Road (Route 19/28), on the left when traveling east on Turnpike Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); North and South (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Pioneer School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Pioneer School Marker
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Zoar Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. 3.8 miles away); Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court (approx. 3.8 miles away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fight At Ramsey’s Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Morris Massacre (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 19, 2022