Named for Wm. H. Ruffner, Virginia's First Superintendent of Public Instruction, and opened as a public school on this site. Before free public schools were established by the Virginia Constitution of 1869, a one room free school was in operation with voluntary gifts.
Geographic Location: Manassas
Physical Description of Location: Manassas, VA 20110. Located on Center Street (Rt. 28), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of Center Street (Rt. 28) and Grant Avenue (Rt. 234). Marker is on the right when traveling west on Center Street (Rt. 28).
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