Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Historic Campbell School
After the Civil War, Barbour County residents built this one-room school house near Volga, 8 miles SW. As one of the county's first free schools, it was the center of education for hundreds of children, providing instruction for primary through eighth grade, until it closed in 1963. In 1992, the restored school was moved to Alderson-Broaddus College campus to insure its preservation.
Noted alumni, Arch Hall, M.D., who performed 1st open-heart surgery in U.S. & Helen Reger, 1976 West Virginia Teacher of the Year were educated in this one-room schoolhouse. Elza and Nola Wilson restored and gave school to Alderson-Broaddus.
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Achives & 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 1963.
Location. 39° 9.335′ N, 80° 2.923′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Graystone Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Greystone Dr, Philippi WV 26416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Philippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace - W.D. Zinn (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Land Battle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin F. Kelley (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Philippi (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Sago Miners (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philippi.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.