Keene, Virginia

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Keene is located in Virginia
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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
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]


  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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