Old Bennett School

Old Bennett School (HM4SP)

Location: Manassas, VA 20110
Country: United States of America

N 38° 45.115', W 77° 28.682'

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In 1908 the General Assembly authorized ten agricultural high schools, one in each congressional district. The first such school was built in Manassas in 1908-1909 and named for Dr. Maitland C. Bennett, who donated the land. During construction, workers discovered the graves of unknown Civil War soldiers. Union veteran George Round, a Manassas school district trustee, and Confederate veteran George Tyler, school superintendent, decided to erect the school over the burials as a monument to the fallen. The school housed teacher training and elementary classes, and students conducted agricultural experiments on the grounds. The building remained a Prince William County public school until 1969.
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HM NumberHM4SP
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Marker NumberCL-6
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284660 N 4292162
Decimal Degrees38.75191667, -77.47803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.115', W 77° 28.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 6.90" N, 77° 28' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9398 Lee Ave, Manassas VA 20110, US
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