Mountville (white)

The village is situated on Snickersville Turnpike halfway between Aldie and Philomont at the intersection of Mountville road.  Mountville is located on a promontory between the main branch of the Goose Creek and its tributary, Beaverdam Creek, at the western base of Catoctin Mountain.  (source, wikipedia)


Mountville (white).  Photo taken in 1940

Built in 1931, the school house was an ordinary joisted, one story, two room, stone building, detached with a metal roof.  Wired for electricity; however in 1940 was not connected with an outside line.  Heat was from stoves, the flues to which were of standard, brick construction.  In 1940, the building was considered modern, being practically new and in excellent condition.  The size was approximately 32′ x 64.5′ and was valued in 1940 at $3,500.