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Fife is an unincorporated community in Goochland County, Virginia. It is about 11.4 miles northwest of the county seat, Goochland, via Rte. 6. It has the oldest surviving Rosenwald school in the county, built in 1918 with assistance from Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Second Union School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Variant names were "Fife's" and "Fifes". A post office called Fife's was established in 1827, and the name was changed to Fife in 1893. The community has the name of the Fife family, original owner of the town site.

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