Present Buffalo Gap School
Location: On the north side of the road leading from Norton to Big Stone Gap through Powell Valley.
Date: Prior to 1846.
Owners: Now the county school board
Description: Small building of hewn logs,
puncheon floor, and large fireplace, with chimney at the south end.
The north end of the building faced the road and a low, wide, batten door
led into the building about the center of the east side. This building
stood about a quarter of a mile east of the present Buffalo Gap
History: The date this schoolhouse was built
is unknown, but March 30, 1846, the Three Forks Church agreed to hold a
regular meeting once each month at the Jones Schoolhouse in the head of
the Valley, so it was built prior to this date. The name Jones' Schoolhouse
derives from the fact that the Isaiah Jones, a
Informants: Obey Gilley, J. H. Kilgore, old
church records and Aaron Collier; 80 year old resident of
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