Elizabeth Elementary School

Elizabeth Elementary School (HM1A1G)

Location: Monticello, FL 32344 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 38.002', W 83° 46.329'

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The Elizabeth School, a three-room, vernacular shingle-clad building, was a school for Black students on Groover Road in 1938 and was funded by parents and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Miles Edward Groover (1887-1966) and his wife, Daisy Black Groover (1889-1984) donated two acres of land to the Jefferson Co. Board of Public Instruction, now the Jefferson Co. Public School District. Groover, who began teaching public school in 1902, is listed in the 1915 Florida Education Directory as principal at a monthly salary of $20. The Groover's daughter, Doris Groover Herring (1918-2006), also taught at the school. Daisy's sister, Mamie Black Scott (1892-1970), was district supervisor of Negro Schools and later supervisor of Negro Education (1927-1962). Her salary was provided by the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation. (Anna T. Jeanes had set aside one million dollars to fund a program for fostering education in small, African-American rural schools.) Three teachers staffed the school, one as both principal and teacher. The school once educated students in 12 grades, but when student transportation began in 1949, grades included only 1-6 and continued until it closed in 1964.
HM NumberHM1A1G
Marker NumberF-683
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Jefferson County Public School District, The Jefferson County Retired Educators Association, The Groover, Herring, and Vaughan Family, Alumni and Friends and the Florida Department of State
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 234296 N 3392247
Decimal Degrees30.63336667, -83.77215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 38.002', W 83° 46.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 38' 0.12" N, 83° 46' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534 Grooverville Rd, Monticello FL 32344, US
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Marker is in great shape. This is what prompted me to stop. I love knowing local history.

Oct 3, 2018 at 3:16pm PDT by jennibird323

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