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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Yeates School

 
 
Yeates School Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
1. Yeates School Marker
Inscription. Before 1781 John Yeates established two free schools in this neighborhood, one on each side of Bennetts Creek. By his will September 18th 1781, he left his property for the use of these schools. They continued until 1861 and were sold in 1866 under an act of legislature.
 
Erected 1960 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number K-255.)
 
Location. 36° 49.426′ N, 76° 30.029′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Nansemond Parkway (Virginia Route 337) and Kings Highway (Virginia Route 125), on the right when traveling west on Nansemond Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 Kings Highway, Suffolk VA 23435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sleepy Hole Ferry (here, next to this marker); Bennett's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hargrove's Tavern (approx. mile away); Glebe Church (approx. mile away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. half a mile away); James Bowser Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles away); Revolutionary Camp (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & Patriotism
 
Yeates School Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
2. Yeates School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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