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Three Chopt District Historic Sites - Short Pump School

A village at the intersection of Three Chopt Road, Richmond Turnpike and Pouncey Tract Road was named Short Pump for the short handled pump beneath the porch of a tavern located there. This area was on the principal route between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thomas Jefferson, Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis De Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson, and Ulric Dahlgren were some of the major people in American history that visited this area.

Vintage photo of Short Pump School in Three Chopt District, Henrico County, Virginia.

On December 6, 1911 a two story frame schoolhouse was dedicated with the name of Short Pump School. There were forty girls and forty four boys in the student body which consisted of grades 1-9.

Short Pump School, circa 1930, in Three Chopt District, Henrico County, Virginia.

There were many changes and upgrades over the years.

Short Pump School, today, in Three Chopt District, Henrico County, Virginia.

This is Short Pump School today.

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