© 2017 Fleetwood Community Center

Fleetwood Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in beautiful  Nelson County, Virginia in the Massies Mill area.  Our mission is to enhance lives through education and physical activities for our diverse community.  In order to raise money to help restore the historical Fleetwood School for use as a local education center, recreation facility and tourism destination, we host a bi-annual spring and fall trail ride, host an ice cream social, have inside yard sales, music festivals, and etc.  The trail ride is made possible through the generosity of private landowners and through the efforts of volunteers in the community.

 

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to the Fleetwood Community Center

Upcoming Events at the Fleetwood Community Center

October 18,19 and 20, 2019:  Fall Trail Ride
Friday through Sunday trail ride with Thursday arrival available.

Details will be posted at a later date.  Due to problems with linking please visit our facebook page at Fleetwood Community Center Trail Ride.  Thank you.

November 9, 2019:  Indoor Yard Sale 8am-2pm

If you are interested in renting a space call 434-277-5596

$10 for a 10 x 10 space, tables and chairs

Set up on Friday the 18th 1pm-8pm

Fleetwood Cafe will be open for Breakfast and Lunch

Contributions or Donations:  May be made to Fleetwood Community Center c/o Jean Payne, 143 Gunter Hollow Rd., Roseland, Va   22967    Thank you.

 
 

Spring / Fall Trail Ride

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Come join your friends for one of the most beautiful camping trail rides on the East Coast. The Friday-Sunday ride includes three days’ riding over private farms and forests with scenic mountain views; two nights of camping on the grounds of the Fleetwood Community Center, along the beautiful Tye River. The cost for the ride is $80 per adult rider and $40 for juniors under 18 and all non-riders. Includes 5 hot meals, bathhouse, horse wash stall, and flat campground. For an additional $10 / person, Thursday arrival is now available! See registration form and schedule and information for details.

Paid registration for the trail ride includes:

​Friday: dinner
​Saturday: breakfast, lunch (at scenic location on trail), dinner
​Sunday: breakfast

​You will be camping on the Fleetwood Community Center grounds alongside the beautiful Tye River.

Here are the scheduled trail rides for 2019:

Spring Trail Ride: Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th
Fall Trail Ride: Friday, October 17th - Sunday, October 19st

Ride length by day:

​​Friday:
Approximately  8 miles

​Saturday:
Short ride: 15 - 18 miles
​Long ride: 22 - 25 miles

(may include steep grades)

Sunday:
8-10/12 miles

​Please note: The trail ride terrain is generally rocky. Please make sure your horses are properly shod.

For more trail ride information email: ridefleetwoodtrails@gmail.com 

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Friends of Fleetwood

 
 
1840

Fleetwood's history pre-dates the Civil War, when Fleetwood Academy, located on route 655, was established in 1840. The academy was a preparatory school for students attending the University of Virginia and Mr. William Pinkerton was the principal.

A Brief History of Fleetwood Community Center

1908

Fleetwood High School was erected on part of Blue Rock Farm, near Roseland. J. A. Hughes, the owner of the property, donated the site and others donated $ 1,250 for the actual structure. This was the first high school to be built in Nelson County and the first to be accredited by the State Board of Education.

1924

Wrights Mill and Massies Mill School were added to Fleetwood.

1930s

Students from Rose Union and Lowesville High Schools were added, rendering the building inadequate.

1934

With money from the State Literacy Fund and the Federal Emergency Administrative of Public Works, Nelson County bought five acres of land above Cow Hollow, two miles west of route 151 on route 56 in Massies Mill, and built the present two-and-a-half-story brick school. The building housed 14 classrooms, library, music room, office, kitchen and auditorium. Former principals include Mr. Walter Hoffman, Sr., French Boone, Norman Flythe, Walter Edwards, Wayne Mahanes, George Brown, Edward Rothgeb and Malcolm Drumheller. The school served students in grades one through eleven.

1955

The current Nelson County High School was completed. Fleetwood became an elementary school and served grades one through seven.

1969

Nelson County schools were fully integrated. Students from grades one through three at the Fleetwood School and Massies Mill School were combined at the Massies Mill site. Grades four through six were combined at the Fleetwood site. Students in grades seven and eight around the county were moved to the new Nelson Junior High School, formerly the Nelson Memorial High School.

1995

With the opening of Tye River Elementary School, Fleetwood and Massies Mill were no longer used as schools. Fleetwood became a community center owned and operated by the community center board.

Currently

The center hosts spring and fall horseback trail rides as major fundraisers and local religious groups have used the facility for worship functions. The fields at Fleetwood have also been host to many Dixie Youth baseball games as well as soccer games and softball practices. It has also hosted bluegrass music concerts, art activities, exercise activities, and family and class reunions.

​For more information on how you can help restore and maintain this historic building, and make it more useful to the surrounding area, please contact Barbara Myers at 434-277-8235.

Wants and Needs:

In order to help us restore the building, we could use the following items:

   roofing tar

   fluorescent bulb

   tables (6' and 8', foldable, plastic, with matching chairs

   porta potty

   ice cream machines

   commercial fridge

   commercial freezer

   stand-up fans

Get in Touch

Email: fleetwoodcc1995@gmail.com

For Trail Ride Information

Phone: 434 - 907 - 8813

Email: ridefleetwoodtrails@gmail.com

For Building Rental Information

Contact Richard Gentry- 434-277-8801

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The Fleetwood Community Center building and grounds are available for events at $ 250 per day from May 1st to October 1st every year.

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1357 Crabtree Falls Highway

Massies Mill, Virginia 22967

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