Chestnut Grove School

Chestnut Grove School (HM12JI)

Location: Athens, GA 30606 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 55.983', W 83° 26.283'

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The Chestnut Grove Schoolhouse was established in 1887 to meet the educational aspirations of Black children. It was built and equipped by local Black farmers. The land was donated by a Black farmer named Floyd Kenny, who could not read or write. On July 30, 1896 the school was purchased by the Clarke County Board of Education for $100.00 and continued to operate until 1950. In 1956, the Board of Education sold the building and land to Chestnut Grove Baptist Church for $500.00. The schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#84003873) in 1984. There was a dedication Ceremony held on May 5, 2001 at the Chestnut Grove School, 610 Epps Bridge Road in Athens, Georgia.
HM NumberHM12JI
Year Placed2012
Placed ByChestnut Grove School House Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 274649 N 3757410
Decimal Degrees33.93305000, -83.43805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.983', W 83° 26.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 58.98" N, 83° 26' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 662-912 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens GA 30606, US
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