Historic Schoolhouse in Rural Louisiana

TICKFAW/ANTIOCH SCHOOL | TANGIPAHOA PARISH LOUISIANA | c. 1920s

Locally known as the Tickfaw School, I also found a USGS Topography Map from 1949 that labeled this as the Antioch School.

Tickfaw, the name of the town where it sits, is a Native American word that means ‘Rest Among the Pines.’ It derives from a contraction of the Choctaw words tiak “pine” and foha “rest” or “ease”.

The school continued to teach local elementary-aged children until the 1950s when a newer school was built and students were moved.

Unidentified Student of Tickfaw Elementary from 1944-45

This school is on Private Property. Do Not Trespass here.

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