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JoLee Gregory Spears

This page was updated April 21, 2008

-Photo by JoLee Gregory Spears


This was pointed out to me as "Finneywood School."

Is this the "freedmen school"? Life By the Roaring Roanoke, Bracey, pp 248 & 250, refers to a school on the Burwell plantation, a one-room frame structure that replaced the old log building. "and Isaac Craighead became the first Negro teacher in the school.. Long known as the Burwell School, it was located near the village of Finneywood and near the white Finneywood Christian Church. Before closing around 1960, the school's name may have been changed to Finneywood, after the white school of that name closed in the 1930's."

I need verification to place the photo as a landmark in the Finneywood area of Mecklenburg Co., VA.

A senior person believes the white Finneywood school was near a Mock home, and not at this exact site.

Any input is very welcomed.

JoLee Gregory Spears