Place:Skeetersville, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

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NameSkeetersville
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates39.35°N 77.8°W
Located inJefferson, West Virginia, United States
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Skeetersville is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. It is located one mile east of Duffields on the Uvilla-Duffields Road. The small historic community of Skeetersville was originally established by black residents of the county. It was named Skeetersville, supposedly, for the large number of "skeeters" found in the area. A one-room log school called the Skeetersville School was built here for black students. This school appears to have opened in 1930. The Skeetersville School was used until 1937 when the building was sold and converted into a private dwelling.

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