Near Nora in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Buﬀalo School
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number XB-10.)
Location. 37° 4.8′ N, 82° 20.987′ W. Marker is near Nora, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is on Dante Mountain Road (Virginia Route 63) near Buffalo Creek Road (County Route 681). Touch for map. It is just north of Nora. Marker is in this post office area: Nora VA 24272, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Mullins (approx. 7˝ miles away); a different marker also named John Mullins (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ralph Stanley Museum (approx. 7.6 miles away); Colley’s Cabin (approx. 8.1 miles away); Clintwood (approx. 8.3 miles away); Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland (approx. 9.3 miles away); Indian and Settler Conflict (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dickenson County (approx. 11.1 miles away).
More about this marker.
Also see . . . School & Community History of Dickenson County Virginia. 1994 book edited by Dennis Reedy available on Amazon.com. “Without doubt, Old Buffalo School, near the headwaters of McClure River near Nora, Va., was the most noted school. This old school was built at the mouth of Buffalo Creek and was first a subscription school of about three months term. All the pupils were grown men and women. They paid $1.00 per month. Some time before 1879, this old building was burned. Soon afterwards people became interested in having a free school there. Simpson Dyer, Sr., offered the land and furnished the timber to build the old school house. Elijah Counts stuck the first ax in the first log for the new building. They built a large chimney in one end, a large door in the other end, a window on each side of the room three feet by six feet, and long split log benches. In 1885, E.C. Rasnick or J.C. Rasnick made new desks of sawed planks.” (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.