Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bennett Grove School in Bulloch County

This was the last standing one-room African American schoolhouse in the county. Founded around 1918 by former slave Benjamin Bennett, it served local students (without electricity, running water, or buses) until 1952. The school was a casualty of Hurricane Matthew, but plans are in the works for it to be rebuilt and interpreted at the Willow Hill Heritage Center down the road in Portal. More info:
Inger Wood

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