Vale School / Vale Community House

Vale School / Vale Community House (HMPWR)

Location: Oakton, VA 22124 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.457', W 77° 20.921'

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Vale School was built as a one-room public school ca. 1884. A second room was added in 1912. The school closed in 1931 when many small Fairfax County schools were consolidated. In 1934, women of this farming community formed Vale Home Demonstration Club, affiliated with Virginia's Cooperative Extension Service. In 1935, Vale Club received permission to turn the abandoned schoolhouse into a community house. The first neighborhood fair was held in 1936 and the first 4-H Club organized in 1937. By 1938, Vale Club had raised $270 and purchased the property, which members later described as "a place to tie to."
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission, on October 17
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 296299 N 4307297
Decimal Degrees38.89095000, -77.34868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.457', W 77° 20.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 27.42" N, 77° 20' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11700-11710 State Rte 672, Oakton VA 22124, US
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