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Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Corolla Schoolhouse

C. 1900

 
 
Corolla Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 15, 2008
1. Corolla Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. Restoration began in the fall of 1999, revealing wonderful insights into life in this isolated coastal village.

Upon raising the building to repair rotten sills, workers discovered ship timbers in the foundation that were salvaged from shipwrecks on the beach.

Underneath the steeple was found a century-old collection of stones and other objects from the schoolyard. The old bell was badly deteriorated, so a new one was installed. Once again a bell tolls in this village to celebrate great occasions.
 
Location. 36° 22.701′ N, 75° 49.929′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is at the intersection of Schoolhouse lane and Corolla Village Road, on the left when traveling west on Schoolhouse lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corolla Historic Village (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Corolla Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Boats And Blinds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corolla Chapel (about 500 feet away); Kill Devil Hills
Corolla Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 15, 2008
2. Corolla Schoolhouse
(about 600 feet away); Welcome to a Wetland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Currituck Beach Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boathouse (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
 
Regarding Corolla Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse marker refers to shipwreck timbers. About 4 miles south of the schoolhouse is a roadside marker about the Wreck of the Metropolis that occurred off the beach of Corolla in 1878.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationWaterways & Vessels
 
Corolla Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 15, 2008
3. Corolla Schoolhouse
The schoolhouse building now houses a museum on wild horses. Painted wooden cut-outs of horses surround the building.
Corolla Village image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 15, 2008
4. Corolla Village
Across the Schoolhouse Lane are restored buildings making up old Corolla Village.
Corolla Village image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 15, 2008
5. Corolla Village
More restored buildings of Corolla Village near the schoolhouse building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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