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Near Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rockville School

 
 
Rockville School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. Rockville School Marker
Inscription. This school, built in 1889 consolidated in 1890 and graded in 1892, is said to have been the first Consolidated rural school in Georgia, also the first Standard rural school and the first Vocational rural school in the State. The first Trustees were: H.R. DeJarnette, Chairman, W.M. Flanagan, K.D. Little, W.M. Gregory and H.D. Welch. The first teachers were J.R. Lin and Miss Mary Baugh.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 117-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 19.571′ N, 83° 13.135′ W. Marker is near Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Rockville Road SE 0 miles south of Rockville Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. School and Marker are in the community of Rockville, Georgia, south of Georgia Highway 16. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. Beall's Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Philadelphia United Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hillsborough (approx. 4 miles away); Turnwold Plantation (approx. 5 miles away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Famous Indian Trail (approx. 7 miles away); Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty (approx. 8.1 miles away); “July” 1858 (approx. 8.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eatonton.
 
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Rockville School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
2. Rockville School Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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