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Old Bennett School

 
 
Old Bennett School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
1. Old Bennett School Marker
Inscription. In 1908 the General Assembly authorized ten agricultural high schools, one in each congressional district. The first such school was built in Manassas in 1908-1909 and named for Dr. Maitland C. Bennett, who donated the land. During construction, workers discovered the graves of unknown Civil War soldiers. Union veteran George Round, a Manassas school district trustee, and Confederate veteran George Tyler, school superintendent, decided to erect the school over the burials as a monument to the fallen. The school housed teacher training and elementary classes, and students conducted agricultural experiments on the grounds. The building remained a Prince William County public school until 1969.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number CL-6.)
 
Location. 38° 45.115′ N, 77° 28.682′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Lee Avenue just south of Peabody Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruffner Public School - Number 1 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince William County World War I Memorial
The Old Bennett School image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
2. The Old Bennett School
(about 600 feet away); Fifth Prince William County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Peace Jubilee (about 600 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Bennett School. (Submitted on December 19, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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