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

Sharon Indian School

 
 
Sharon Indian School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Sharon Indian School Marker
Inscription. Sharon Indian School served as a center of education for the Upper Mattaponi Tribe. In 1919, the King William County School Board built a one-room frame building and the students' families provided the furniture. The county replaced the original school with this brick structure in 1952. Before the integration of Virginia schools in the 1960s, Sharon provided a primary and limited secondary education. The students at Sharon Indian School had to attend other Native American, private, or public institutions, usually outside the Commonwealth, to obtain high school diplomas. Upper Mattaponi students--and children from the Rappahannock Tribe in the 1960s--attended school here until June 1965. It was one of the last Indian schools to operate in Virginia.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC 28.)
 
Location. 37° 44.063′ N, 77° 6.846′ W. Marker is in King William, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on King William Road (Virginia Route 30) 0.1 miles east of Indian Church Road (Virginia Route 658), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13383 King William Road, King William VA 23086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Sharon Indian School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. Sharon Indian School Marker
6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rumford Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Headquarters of Opechancanough (approx. 2.5 miles away); Montville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cavalry Raids (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Prestley Barn" (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Old Virginia Barn" (approx. 4.7 miles away); Acquinton Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); King William Training School (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King William.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sharon Indian School. Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Sharon Indian School (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Keeping Their Heritage Alive. Cooperative Living (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Upper Mattaponi Tribe. William & Mary American Indian Resource Center (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNative Americans
 
Sharon Indian School, circa 1952 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
3. Sharon Indian School, circa 1952
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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