Lone Oak Academy, Circa 1870

historic lone oak academy meriwether county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

This one-room schoolhouse served as the only educational resource for this tiny community in northern Meriwether County until 1944. It was built as Prospect Academy on land given by John Powledge in November 1870. With this in mind, it’s likely that the school wasn’t built until early 1871. In 1894, its name was changed to Lone Oak Academy. It became the community house in 1951 and continues to serve area citizens to this day.

National Register of Historic Places

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