Keene, Virginia

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Keene
Post office
Post office
Keene is located in Virginia
Keene
Keene
Location within the state of Virginia
Keene is located in the United States
Keene
Keene
Keene (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°51′55″N 78°33′19″W / 37.86528°N 78.55528°W / 37.86528; -78.55528Coordinates: 37°51′55″N 78°33′19″W / 37.86528°N 78.55528°W / 37.86528; -78.55528
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyAlbemarle
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1477457[1]

Keene is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States.[1] As of the 1990 census, the town had a total population of 10.

The town is known for being the location of the last sighting of a passenger pigeon in the wild, by Theodore Roosevelt.[2] Roosevelt had "the first Camp David", called Pine Knot, here from 1905.

Christ Church Glendower, Plain Dealing, and The Rectory are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is a historically black church in Keene. In December 1974, the pastor was Rev. Frank Montague.[4] The church held a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 14 of that year, sponsored by the Keene Birthday Club.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Keene". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Robbins, Patrick (2 July 2010). "Pine Knot: Theodore Roosevelt's Rustic Virginia Retreat". The Daily Progress. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Gooding, Winston C. (December 5, 1974). "Keene News". Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune.

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