Early Haralson County schools project

The Old Country School House
Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals
(Free liner notes here.)
Those of you who have read Lillian Smith's "The Stranger" will remember one of the young men who kept a motel and talked about the "good teacher" who had made the whole world come alive for them even though they never left their little one-room school in Georgia.
- source: My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt (August 2, 1954)

A Historical Study of Haralson County, Georgia, and its Public School System by Madison M. Sanders (1961)


Schools just across the border in Carroll County (1918)


Eaves Academy - August 20, 1901 - masters & students

Little Creek School House project wiki


The reader may benefit by comparing the names of the school districts below to the list of historic place names collected here and frequently cross-referenced to associated historic county maps.
-RF, Webmaster

HISTORIC HARALSON COUNTY
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

         Berea
         Beech Creek
         Bethany
         Bethel
         Bremen City
         Buchanan Academy
         Buchanan
         Budapest
         Carver
         Chandlers Chapel
         Coalson
         Corinth (Union)
         District Line
         Draketown
         Draketown (Baptist Institute)
         Drivers
         Ebenezer- (Episcopal)
         Eaves
         Fairmont
         Fairview
         Felton
         Flatwood
         Fraisures ? Chapel
         Holland
         Liberty
         Longview
         Manns
         Midway
         Miller
         Morgan
         Mountain View
         M. Mc Kinley
         Mount Tabor
         Mt. Vernon
         Mt. Zion
         New Canaan
         Perryman
         Philadelphia
         Piney Woods
         Pinegrove
         Pleasant Hill
         Poplar Springs (Wildcat)
         Posey Springs (Poseyville)
         Red Top
         Reids Chapel
         Riverside
         Sangamore
         Smith’s School
         Sunnyside Institute
         Steadman (Pine Knot)
         Tallapoosa
         Tallapoosa City (Tallapoosa Male & Female College)
         Tomlin
         Victory
         Waco
         Wesley Chapel
         Wesson
         Little Creek

Terrell McBrayer, Co-President,
HARALSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
6 June 2005


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OTHER ONLINE MATERIAL
RELATING TO COUNTRY SCHOOLS



Wikipedia article on One-room school


Country School Association of America

CSAA YouTube channel

Home page (text below quoted October 2008)

The CSAA is for people who wish to preserve schools, create or maintain museums, promote living history programs, and allow children of all ages to experience schooling as it was many years ago.

University home (text below quoted October 2008)

The Country School Association of America was established at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, in June of 2006. The mission of the CSAA is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of country schools and country schooling... (This page includes a map of some One-room Schoolhouses in the U.S., with dots representing schoolhouses found on college campuses.)

Yahoo! eGroup (text below quoted October 2008)

CSAA: This group focuses on one-room, country or rural schools. It is aimed at one-room school museums, researchers, and people who are interested in the history of one-room schools. People involved with active one-room schools or the small school movement also are welcome.

Blog (text below quoted October 2008)

(For those) interested in preservation and history of one-room/country schoolhouses.

The Country School Association of America is served by a Board of Directors including... Dr. Mary E. Outlaw, Director of Field Experiences and Student teaching, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA...

The Country School Association of America provides $500 per year for the preservation of one-room and two-room buildings once used as country schools...

$300 Prize Offered for Entries on Country Schooling...

The Country School Association of America celebrated it's first official year in existence in June 2007 at the 7th Annual Country School Conference in Nashua, NH, while 65 attendees from 22 states enjoyed three days of New England hospitality! ... [July 06, 2007] The CSAA announced that since offering charter memberships in June of 2006, we are nearing the 100 mark for members. The fledgling national organization received it's non-profit status this spring...

Some selected blog entries follow:

March 25, 2007 - Writing Lessons and Quill Pens

CSAA’s 7th Annual Conference - Nashua, New Hampshire June 18-20, 2007

Dr. Mary Outlaw, Director of Field Experience and Student Teaching at Berry College in Mount Berry, GA, described the unique Possum Trot 3-room school there, which began in 1900 and evolved into a demonstration school for Berry College, and the experiences of Elizabeth Williams, a student teacher in 1951.

8th Annual CSAA Conference - Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) - June 2008

Dr. Mary Outlaw of Berry College, Mount Berry, GA recounted a brief history of "Noble Hill School:The First Rosenwald School in Northwest Georgia" and the steps taken toward its restoration and rededication in 1989. It remains open today as a museum dedicated to the black culture of Bartow County, GA.


The One-Room Schoolhouse Resource Center

A compilation of historical one-room school resources throughout North America that are available on the internet ...Currently (October 2008) there are 94 websites listed. Not listed is a one-room school within a historic village at Reinhardt College (Cherokee County, GA)



Miscellaneous resources of special interest