Tag Archives: North Georgia Schoolhouses

Amity School, 1904, Lincoln County

One of Georgia’s nicest extant rural schoolhouses, Amity served the children of the community from 1904-1943, while the second floor has served as the Masonic Lodge. It is still in use today by the Amity Community Club.

National Register of Historic Places

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Little Creek Schoolhouse, Circa 1870, Buchanan

Relocated from the Little Creek community where it had stood unused since 1932, this was donated to the Haralson County Historical Society in 2006. It is the last remaining of 23 such facilities that once served over a thousand students in the county from Reconstruction until World War II.

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Straus-LeVert Memorial Hall, 1856, Talbotton

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This beloved landmark was built as the LeVert College for Young Women by Lazrus Straus, a Belgian merchant whose business was the forerunner of the Macy’s chain. This was a Methodist school and merged with Collingsworth Institute in 1879. It closed in 1907 and was used as a public school until 1926. Many years after moving away from Talbotton and founding Macy’s, the Straus family made gifts to ensure the preservation of this important structure. Madame Octavia Walton LeVert, for whom the LeVert Female College was named, was the granddaughter of George Walton, a Georgia Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

LeVert Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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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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One-Room Schoolhouse, Warren County

Warren County GA Abandoned Schoolhouse or Church Near Camak Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This structure, which may have served a dual purpose as a church, is located near the two board-and-batten houses in the preceding posts, about a mile outside Camak.

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Reeves Schoolhouse, 1870, McDuffie County

Reeves Schoolhouse 1870s McDuffie County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Luckily, this site has been preserved by family and descendants and when I was last here it was publicly accessible.

Reeves School House 1870s McDuffie County GA Interior Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Smithboro School, Jasper County

Abandoned School House Putnam County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is likely a WPA school. I had misidentified it as being in Putnam County, but thanks to Connie Taylor Cason and Suzanne Smith Forte, I was able to correctly identify it. Suzanne notes that it was probably closed sometime in the 1930s.

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