Hillsville High School — Hillsville, Virginia

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Hillsville High School was located in Hillsville, Virginia (Carroll County).  the school was originally constructed in the early 1920s and was a high school until Carroll County High School opened in 1969.

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The building now serves as Carroll County Middle School.

Millwald Theatre — Wytheville, Virginia

The Millwald Theater was constructed and opened in 1928 on Main Street in Wytheville, Virginia.

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The theater was built with a seating capacity of 424. Later it was converted into three screens, by dividing the balcony.  The theatre closed as a movie theatre in 2006, just about the time that a new 8 screen Marquee Theater was built out near the interstate and a new shopping center.  The building is now home to a church.

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Blackwater Union Baptist Church — Lee County, Virginia

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Blackwater Union (Missionary) Baptist Church is located on Blackwater Road about 5 miles from the intersection wtih state route 70.  Blackwater3

The current structure was erected in 1956.

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Blackwater High School — Lee County, Virginia

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Blackwater High School is located near the intersection of Virginia State Route 70 which travels north from Jonesville South over into the Kyles Ford area of Hancock County, Tennessee and State Route 604 which is also known as the Dr. Andrew Jackson Osborne Highway.

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The school was built in 1925 and has many of the same archecture ideas and themes as the school that was built in that era at Keokee on the other end of Lee County.

I cant find a whole lot of information about this school, other than a website that is dedicated to the history of the community of Blackwater.  I combed through some of the guestbook entries and I am led to believe that this school was a combined school meaning it served grades K-12.

The school closed at the end of the 1970-71 school year but is still used every year for a gathering of alumni for the annual Blackwater Reunion.

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Ewing Theatre — Lee County, Virginia

This blog is usually filled with abandoned or old schools and/or post offices, but another one of my hobbies and joys is getting out and photographing and researching the history of old theaters like this one and drive ins.

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Ewing is located in what is locally known as “The Lower End”  or the western end of Lee County near Cumberland Gap.  In fact, Ewing is one of the western-most settlements in the state of Virginia.

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I’m not entirely sure when this theater….or theatre opened or closed.  My guess would be that it was constructed in the 1950s and probably closed in the 1980s.

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On Cinematreasures.org someone had posted links to news paper clippins showing show times for shows all the way up to 1979 when the movie “Superman” was playing.

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Children under 5 were admitted free at that time.  What a concept right?

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Today the building stands in a state of disrepair and is basically a hulled out shell of its self.  I would love to find pictures of this place in its heyday.

Flag Rock — Norton, Virginia

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The Flag Rock Recreation Area is also known as “Norton’s Mountain Masterpiece”.  It boasts 25 developed acres, which includes our Flag Rock Overlook.  Aptly named after German immigrant Karl Matuszczyk, planted an American Flag on this large outcropping rock in the 1920’s.  Flag Rock was dedicated in 1974 and opened on June 12 1976DSCF9002