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Schuyler

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Goldmine, New Town, and Stumptown are company housing sections of Schuyler, a quarry town that in 1925 had 1,000 workers. In 1916 the Virginia Alberene Corporation moved its operations from Alberene in Albemarle County to Schuyler and built housing, a commissary, schools, a hotel (burned), and churches. Simple one- and two-story frame houses for the factory's workers were erected in the 1920s in an area bounded by Riverside Drive and Riverside Lane. These houses are said to have been moved from Phoenix, another Nelson County mining community. Today, Schuyler is mainly known for the boyhood home (1915; later additions; 128 Treetop Loop) of Earl Hamner Jr., creator of the long-running television series The Waltons.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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