>>>>—->In 1874, nine years after the Civil War ended, a group of former slaves of the Riggs, Donaldson, Parrish, and Hall families founded the Willow Hill School to serve the area's black children. Georgia Ann Riggs, age 15 and a former slave, was the first teacher. Class was held in an old turpentine shanty. Willow Hill School, was one of 15 family-operated black schools in Bulloch County, became the center of a community of successful land-owning black Americans. In the first half of the 20th century, the Rosenwald Fund helped pay for construction and the Jeanes Fund helped train faculty.
|Placed By||The Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 416277 N 3597964|
|Decimal Degrees||32.51583333, -81.89138333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 30.95', W 81° 53.483'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 30' 57" N, 81° 53' 28.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Willow Hill Rd, Portal GA 30450, US|
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