Historic Schools of the South
Antebellum Dormitory & Residence in Georgia
Built in 1852, this was originally used as a college dorm then a private home. See what it looked like over the years…
The Lawrence School at Corinth
This tattered old school building is being reclaimed by nature, but some of its finer details still remain if you look closely. Built in 1885, the school is one of the only landmarks that remains from the community that it once served.
A Texas Town Disappears
A small but vibrant community grew here in rural Texas until the 1930s, but today, it’s little more than a ghost town.
All That Remains of Powelton Village
This sleepy crossroads in rural Georgia used to be an important town along well-traveled travel routes. But today, very little remains of the community.
Abandoned Schoolhouse in South Georgia
This modest building served as both a school and church for a rural Georgia community.
Historic Schoolhouse in Florida Sits Empty After Years of Service
Built in 1908 for students in a rural Florida community, this school served has served many purposes over the years.
Early 1900s Schoolhouse is Put Out to Pasture
Built in the 1920s, this South Carolina schoolhouse was quickly put out to pasture where it still sits today.
Masonic Lodge Serves Community for 170 Years
A Masonic Lodge was founded here in 1852 and still meets to this day.
All that Remains of Half Moon
A rural community built this one-room schoolhouse around 1900. It sat empty for many years before it was relocated to a park for future generations.
Rural Virginia Schoolhouse on a Picturesque Creek
Built c. 1907, this rural school house served the surrounding community until 1955.
[Carroll County, VA]
Historic Schoolhouse Left Behind in the 1950s
Built in the 1890s, this rural school building would serve grades 1-7 until the 1950s when it was replaced with a newer brick building.
[Grayson County, VA]
Abandoned Historic School in Jacksonville Florida: Annie Lytle School
Built in 1917, this school was abandoned in the 1960s.
[Duval County, FL]
Old School House in Rural North Carolina
This old schoolhouse rests peacefully in a pasture.
[Pender County, NC]
Texas’ First School for African-American Women
Built in 1886, this school was the first for African-American girls in the state.
[Houston County, TX]
Ghost Town in West Texas
This Western town was mostly abandoned after The Great Depression.
[Reeves County, TX]
South Carolina Ghost Town on the Railroad
This ghost town in South Carolina has a fascinating history, reaching back to the early 1700s.
Historic Schoolhouse in a Tennessee Pasture
This Tennessee schoolhouse served the local community from 1918-1949.