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Skipwith, Virginia

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Skipwith is an unincorporated community in old Bluestone Township, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States It is located between Chase City and Clarksville, west-northwest of the county seat at Boydton The community was named for local members of the Skipwith family, related to colonial Virginia Skipwith families which began arriving from English baronial estates in the 1650s The surname Skipwith is derived from Old English "sceap" sheep and Old Norse "vath" ford or wading place One ancient Skipwith coat of arms is blazoned "Argent, three bars Gules, in chief a greyhound courant Sable"

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography and climate
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Education
  • 5 References
  • 6 Sources
  • 7 External links

History

Red Fox Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993[4]

Geography and climate

Skipwith is located at 36°41′40″N 78°29′27″W / 366943070°N 784908321°W / 366943070; -784908321 366943070, −784908321[1] Skipwith is 139 meters 456 feet above sea level

Skipwith lies in the Piedmont area of Virginia and has a humid sub-tropical climate generalized by hot, humid summers and cool to chilly winters The average annual rainfall is 427 inches with winter-time snowfall averaging 35 inches[3]

Demographics

The ZIP Code Tabulation Area ZCTA for Skipwith ZIP Code, 23968, had an estimated population of 912 in the year 2000, and rose to 1,057 in the year 2010

Education

Skipwith is the site of the Bluestone High School "Barons" established autumn 1955 and the Bluestone Middle School "Trojans"

References

  1. ^ a b c d US Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Skipwith, Virginia Retrieved on 2011-01-21
  2. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" Retrieved 2011-01-21mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  3. ^ a b Skipwith, Virginia VA bestplacesnet Retrieved on 2011-01-21
  4. ^ "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service July 9, 2010

Sources

  • https://wwwcensusgov/census2000/states/vahtml
  • http://geonamesusgsgov/ Feature Detail Report for Skipwith

External links

  • Bluestone Middle School, Skipwith
  • Bluestone Senior High School, Skipwith

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