Edinburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Schoolhouse bench from the Edinburg Graded School "Cedar Hill Academy". Opened in 1876-77, the School was used until 1933. The School housed grades 1 through 7 with 8th grade added in 1946-47. High School levels were designated as 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, and 4th year.
Building Funds for the School were raised by a Lottery; the Lottery Wheel and Tickets are displayed on the 2nd floor of the Museum inside.
The original concrete steps leading up from Rt. 11 are still in place on the east end of Town. In Edinburg, north to south Rt. 11 is actually running east to west.) The steps could be a real challenge on an icy winter morning for the younger students. Sometimes the older boys had to make a chain of brooms and mops so the younger children could pull themselves up the hill.
Bench donated by: Mark Dellinger
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 38° 49.266′ N, 78° 34.101′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 S Main St, Edinburg VA 22824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stoney Creek Flood Water Level (here, next to this marker); Wheat Fan (a few steps from this marker); Charred Timbers (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Wheat Fan (a few steps from this marker); Edinburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stony Creek Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Edinburg Mill Rain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action in Edinburg (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.