Mount Rogers Combined School — Grayson County, Virginia

Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia Mount Rogers combined school was located along US 58 near Whitetop, Virginia in Western Grayson County. The original part of the building was constructed in the 1930s. Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia
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The building served grades K-12 and at the time of its closing was one of only 2 k-12 facilities left in the state.
Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia In the early 1950s the school recieved a major addition including a gymnasium and lunchroom.

Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia
Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia

The playground equipment remains on site and appears to be regularly used, probably by neighborhood children.
Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia
Former Mount Rogers School -- Grayson County, Virginia
The schools closing and consolidation was met with resistance of locals in the area worried about longer bus rides for children across curvy winding mountain roads.   Finally on August 10, 2010, Grayson Highlands School opened, leaving Mt Rogers Combined School closed and a part of Grayson County’s past.

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1 thought on “Mount Rogers Combined School — Grayson County, Virginia”

  1. My grandmother was a teacher here as a young women and until she retired. My father was also a student. So many wonderful memories of going to school with her. So many wonder celebration and festivals that took place here as I grew up. Mount Rodgers school was a home to a group of very special people and a treasure in my childhood memory box.

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