Fairview School — Scott County, Virginia

Old Fairview School -- Scott County, Virginia The Fairview school is located in Scott County, Virginia about 9 miles south of Duffield on Fairview Road, (VA Route 623). Old Fairview School -- Scott County, Virginia
This school was constructed in 1953 and served students K-12 at that time. The school was closed at the end of the 1989-90 school year.
Fairview School -- Scott County, VA Luckily the school board returned the building to the county government and the building has been in use as a community center and also serves as an outpost for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Old Fairview School -- Scott County, Virginia

Fairview School -- Scott County, VA

Fairview School — Greene County, Tennessee

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Fairvew School was located on Snapps Ferry Road several miles north of Greeneville near Afton, Tennessee.   It is a classic example of a rural one room school.  Thankfully, the building is still standing.

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A couple of weeks ago a co worker of mine, at my real 9 to 5 job spoke to me about this school and told me I needed to go down to Greene County and get some pictures of it.    A couple of days later, she came back with her own picture she had snapped of it and I was sold.  I had to see it.  Thanks for the tip Nila!

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I took these pictures several days ago and Ive been itching to post them, but I didnt want to post them without a story.  I mean, my goodness, the last story I posted included the grounds being used as a Civil War hospital.

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Sadly, I couldnt find a nice historic story for this building.    I did find that the school probably opened around the turn of the century and closed in the 1950s, probably when the new school at Newmansville was completed.  A school that is also now abandoned and will be covered on this blog at some point this week.

But for now, back to Fairview….

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The old church pew really fueled my waffling back and forth as to whether this building was a church or a school.  The fact that the building is also next door to a church also had my suspicions fed that it might have been a church instead of a school.

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I was finally able to cross reference some other postings and other sources on the web and this structure has been identified as the Fairview School.  I have no idea why there was a pew on the front porch.

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A front porch that is really in need of some attention or it is going to detatch itself from the rest of the building.

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I really wish there was some way that this building could be placed on the National Register of Historic Places and restored to its former beauty.