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Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Sydenstricker Schoolhouse

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June 10, 2017
1. Sydenstricker Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. In 1897 Barney Deavers deeded land to build Pohick School #8 on this site. The school burned in July 1928 and a new schoolhouse was constructed and opended four months later. Locally known as the Sydenstricker School, it was the last public one-room schoolhouse built in Fairfax County. After closing in 1939, it continued to be used by the community for social and civic events. The Upper Pohick Community League, organized in 1948, purchased the schoolhouse property from the School Board in 1954 and was influential in the improvement of local roads, public utilities, and the development of the surrounding community.
Erected 2017 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 45.345′ N, 77° 14.357′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Hooes Road south of Sydenstricker Road (Virginia Route 640), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Hooes Road, Springfield VA 22153, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keene’s Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lee Chapel Church
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June 10, 2017
2. Sydenstricker Schoolhouse Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.8 miles away); Orange and Alexandria RR (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Origins of Lake Accotink (approx. 2.8 miles away); Copperthite Racetrack (approx. 2.9 miles away); Silas Burke House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. Although the marker is dated 2016 it was installed in 2017.
Also see . . .
1. The Historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse. Friends of Sydenstricker Schoolhouse website. (Submitted on June 10, 2017.) 

2. Sydenstricker School. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (.pdf) (Submitted on June 10, 2017.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Sydenstricker Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
June 10, 2017
3. Sydenstricker Schoolhouse
The cloakroom is topped with a simple belfry which still holds the original school bell.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2017. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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