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

Schoolfield

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Schoolfield Marker
Inscription. Schoolfield, established in 1903 as a textile mill village, was named for three brothers who founded Riverside Cotton Mills, later Dan River Mills. By the 1920s, this company town—complete with a school, churches, stores, a theatre, and other recreational facilities—was home to over 4,500 residents, mostly mill employees and their families, living in some 800 rental houses. A strike in 1930-31 ended a decade of employer/employee cooperation known as "Industrial Democracy," yet the community's tradition of neighborhood and family life continued to flourish. Danville annexed Schoolfield in 1951.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 5K.)
 
Location. 36° 34.16′ N, 79° 25.481′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Virginia Route 293) and Baltimore Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frederick Delius (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stratford College
W Main St & Baltimore Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. W Main St & Baltimore Ave
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (approx. 1 miles away); Last Confederate Capitol (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sutherlin Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
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Schoolfield site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Schoolfield site
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
4. Schoolfield site
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
5. Schoolfield site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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