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

Old Bethel High School

 
 
Old Bethel High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. Old Bethel High School Marker
Inscription. On this site once stood the first high school in eastern Prince William County. The original two-story wood frame building was built in 1914. Lightning struck and destroyed the school on June 12, 1927. It was rebuilt as a two-room brick elementary school on the same site. Bethel was the center of many rural activities which reflected the simple lifestyle of this farming community. On March 31, 1968, the school was rededicated as the Muriel Humphrey School for the Mentally Retarded and became the first such institution in eastern Prince William County with an educational program. The two-room brick school was razed on October 24, 1986.
 
Erected 1987 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.291′ N, 77° 18.417′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Smoketown Road east of Minnieville Road (Local Route 640), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22193, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of
Marker (Under Tree) at Mobil Lube Express image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. Marker (Under Tree) at Mobil Lube Express
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Bethel Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Russell House and Store (approx. ľ mile away); Glascock Cemetery (Oak Hill) (approx. half a mile away); Old Telegraph Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Graysonís Grave (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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