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March 19, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Schools: Seven Islands School

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Seven Islands (2010), Photo by Joanne Yeck


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Not all of Buckingham County’s private academies closed as a result of the Civil War.

Seven Islands School survived as indicated by this advertisement placed in the Richmond Whig on August 7, 1866.

One Buckingham cousin attended school there as young boy from roughly 1898 to 1900. At that time, Seven Islands a very crowded place.  About a dozen members of the extended Nicholas family lived there.

The school was confined to the English basement of the Nicholas home. In 1900, Philip Ambler, born 1834, was still teaching classes.

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  1. Joanne Yeck / Mar 21 2013 3:42 pm

    Kathy ~ I’ll add it to the list of schools to look into. Joanne

  2. Kathy Clark / Mar 21 2013 3:24 pm

    Hi. Does anyone have the history on the Curdsville school? Kathy, Okc

    Sent from my iPhone

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