Yellow School House White

Physical Location

18906 Yellow School Hosue Road, Buemont.

See Paxson School for more details.

See also vertical files in Research Center of Edwin Washington Society, Douglass HS building, Leesburg.


According to oral tradition the boys were in charge of carrying water and the girls cleaned house.


According to oral tradition, students walked, including the teacher who was 97 when she died in 1932.

Walking was a common method of school transportation even before the creation of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).  It’s believed that students who lived within 3 miles of a school could walk from their home to school.  The figure at shows the location of the school with a circle representing the area from which students could have walked, back and forth from their home to the school.  Travel by horse was also used and could have extended the travel distance.