Bear Mountain Indian Mission School

Bear Mountain Indian Mission School (HM1YWI)

Location: Amherst, VA 24521 Amherst County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.392', W 79° 7.602'

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Bear Mountain is the spiritual center of the
Monacan community. The Bear Mountain Indian
Mission School, ca. 1868, was originally built for
church services and is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. Virginia's racial
segregation laws excluded Monacan children from
public schools. The school provided a seventh-grade education until 1964, when high school first
became available to Monacan students. In 1968,
an Episcopal mission was established on this site,
which included a frame extension to the schoolhouse. A fire in 1930 left only the schoolhouse
intact. The building now belongs to the Monacan
Indian Nation.
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HM NumberHM1YWI
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 665426 N 4160111
Decimal Degrees37.57320000, -79.12670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.392', W 79° 7.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 23.52" N, 79° 7' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Indian Mission Rd, Amherst VA 24521, US
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