Monday, April 2, 2012

Clarkton Schoolhouse

I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother about her early childhood in Clarkton, VA.  Her grandfather William Haley and her great grandfather Branch W. Holt  both served as overseers on the Clarkton Plantation in the northern part of Halifax County.  Clarkton still stands today.  You can read more about it here.

I found this photograph of the Clarkton schoolhouse among my grandmother's pictures.  Many of the Haley cousins of my grandmother's generation attended school here.

Cousins, does this bring back any memories or family stories?


  1. It looks like one of those small one-room school houses from the front. Do you have any idea the date the photo was taken?

    Happy Blogiversary by the way...

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. I'm not sure the exact date of this photo, but I think it was likely taken around 1920.

  3. Happy Blogiversary 2009 - 2012! Keep it going!


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