Gone, But Forever Remembered On A Highway Marker

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Old Bethel School Location



No, the Mobil1 Lube Express is still there - I am talking about what it replaced .

We have been using this oil change facility for "eons" even though there is a modern Jiffy Lube just a few blocks away.

Last week, Arthur stopped in to have the oil changed in my car and had his ever present camera in hand. When the manager commented that he always sees him with a camera Arthur mentioned that we blog about real estate and local history.

The manager pointed to a tree and highway marker at the side of the lot and said, "There used to be a school right here". Sure enough, the very first high school in eastern Prince William County was on the site. The sign (hidden by hanging branches) provides a very good account of how the Prince William County school system made use of that site. I can't believe we have overlooked that sign for more than 20 years since we regularly use historic markers in our posts about Prince William County's history

Taking the time to read highway markers will

 

  • Let your out-of-town-clients know you are very knowledgeable about your community
  • Give you information to write interesting localism posts

 

We believe our knowledge of the area's history makes us better ambassadors for Prince William County.

If you go to Highway Marker Database you will see a link on the right sidebar to "Markers Near You" - it automatically finds the markers in your area and displays them on a Google Map. It doesn't get any easier than that.

 

Old Bethel School Marker

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Karen Anne Stone
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One thing that is almost funny... is that many of us, myself very much included, have passed these Highway Markers so many times... and just keep on going.  Stopping and reading them not only gives us something to blog about and share with our readers... I have found it really helps me understand each area better. 

It is a great way to really get to KNOW an area... by helping my to get a handle on the people who lived there long ago.

August 22, 2012 02:06 PM
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Joni  Sheck out the web site - you will find many more

August 22, 2012 02:21 PM
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Karen Anne  Frankly, it has taught me more about the area than some of our friends who have lived here all their lives

August 22, 2012 02:24 PM
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Karen,

That's fascinating! I'm glad that there are markers erected to memorialize these significant sites.

Jo

September 25, 2012 05:54 PM
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Jo-Anne  Remembering our past can be exciting if you pay attention, but too many don't take the time to read them

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