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New Cumberland in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gravel Hill Academy

 
 
Gravel Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Gravel Hill Academy Marker
Inscription.  Located beside courthouse, original building of four rooms built in 1869, opened in 1870 with town hall on 2nd floor. In 1888 two wings were added. By 20 January 1939, when destroyed by fire, had 14 rooms with 500 students. Rebuilt on same site, it served as school until 1963 graduation. First formal graduation held in 1893. Now houses city government, community history displays and other businesses.
 
Erected 2006 by City of New Cumberland 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 date for this entry is January 20, 1939.
 
Location. 40° 29.915′ N, 80° 36.66′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Avenue and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North River Avenue. Located in Overlook Park, River Drive, New Cumberland. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Contested County Seat (here, next to this marker); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (a few steps from this marker); Old Town (a few steps from this marker); Brickyard Bend (within shouting distance of this marker); New Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
Gravel Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Gravel Hill Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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