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Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ruffner Public School - Number 1

 
 
Ruffner Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
1. Ruffner Public School Marker
Inscription.
July 20, 1872
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Named for Wm. H. Ruffner, Virginia’s first superintendent of public instruction, and opened as a public school on this date. Before free public schools were established by the Virginia constitution of 1869, a one room free school was in operation with voluntary gifts.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number CL-2.)
 
Location. 38° 45.032′ N, 77° 28.666′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Center Street (Virginia Route 28). Touch for map. Located just to the east of the split of Church and Center Streets (west and east bound Route 28, respectively). Located on the east bound side of that route. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Bennett School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fifth Prince William County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Prince William County World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); Peace Jubilee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery
Ruffner Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
2. Ruffner Public School Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Wartime Manassas (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (approx. ¼ mile away); Manassas 1900 (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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