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Sharon Indian School

 
 
Sharon Indian School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Sharon Indian School Marker
Inscription.  Sharon Indian School served as a center of education for the Upper Mattaponi Tribe. In 1919, the King William County School Board built a one-room frame building and the students' families provided the furniture. The county replaced the original school with this brick structure in 1952. Before the integration of Virginia schools in the 1960s, Sharon provided a primary and limited secondary education. The students at Sharon Indian School had to attend other Native American, private, or public institutions, usually outside the Commonwealth, to obtain high school diplomas. Upper Mattaponi students--and children from the Rappahannock Tribe in the 1960s--attended school here until June 1965. It was one of the last Indian schools to operate in Virginia.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1965.
 
Location. 37° 
Sharon Indian School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. Sharon Indian School Marker
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44.063′ N, 77° 6.846′ W. Marker is in King William, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on King William Road (Virginia Route 30) 0.1 miles east of Indian Church Road (Virginia Route 658), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13383 King William Road, King William VA 23086, 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. Rumford Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pamunkey Indians In The Civil War (approx. 2½ miles away); Headquarters of Opechancanough (approx. 2½ miles away); Montville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cavalry Raids (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Prestley Barn" (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Old Virginia Barn" (approx. 4.7 miles away); Acquinton Church (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sharon Indian School. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 25, 2009.) 

2. Keeping Their Heritage Alive. Cooperative Living (Submitted on December 25, 2009.) 

3. Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. (Submitted on November 9, 2021.)
 
Sharon Indian School, circa 1952 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
3. Sharon Indian School, circa 1952
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Sep. 25, 2022