GRAVELY HILL SCHOOL

GRAVELY HILL SCHOOL

1015
,
Mebane
NC
Built in
1917
/ Modified in
1925
,
1938
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  • Thu, 05/30/2024 - 8:14am by SteveR

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1015
,
Mebane
NC
Built in
1917
/ Modified in
1925
,
1938
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
,

 

This Gravely Hill School was built in 1917. [1] The school was segregated, being for white students only.
 
It was a two-room school, with an auditorium (the front "ell") being added circa 1925. In 1930, Chestnut Ridge school was consolidated with this school, and its students were sent to Gravely Hill. [2]
 
The two-acre property was sold by the Orange County Board of Education in February 1938 to L. B. and Ella Dodson. [3]
 
Note: There was an earlier Gravelly Hill School for white students that dated back to at least the 1870s, named after the community where it was located; and, Orange County's Middle School #3 was named Gravelly Hill Middle School, utilizing the original/earliest spelling.
 
Drawing of the school (image via Debra Ivey Elmore, via OCDEAPR)
 
Class photo (image via Debra Ivey Elmore, via OCDEAPR)
 

1965 aerial photo

View west, circa 2015 (image via Phil Mace)

 

SOURCES
[1] Historic Property Survey Summary, Gravelly Hill School, OR1138, 2015; Orange County Deed Book 73, Page 224
[2] Irene O. Pender, A History of Orange County Schools, 1752-1983. Hillsborough, NC: Shanklin's Press, 1983, p76
[3] Orange County Deed Book 106, Page 233

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