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 ensure 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.
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. Located on the campus of Alderson-Broaddus College. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Birthplace - W.D. Zinn (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Land Battle (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Covered Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philippi.
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