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Armuchee in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Mountain School

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Site of Mountain School Marker
Inscription. Everett Springs Seminary, antecedent of the famous Martha Berry Schools, was chartered in 1889 in Floyd County. The school, which was in existence until 1908, was the first mountain school in Georgia which had boarding facilities for its students.

The pupils at Everett Springs Seminary were expected to do their own cooking and housekeeping in the little cottages which surrounded the schoolhouse. The schoolhouse and cottages were built by the community of Everett Springs for the school.

In 1892 Professor W. J. Moore of Tennessee was elected Principal of Everett Springs Seminary. The following year he was reelected Principal and made President of the Board of Trustees. His brother Isaac Moore was elected Assistant. For many years the brothers ran the school and won the love and admiration of the mountain children whom they taught. The pupils of W. J. Moore, who meet annually for a reunion at the old schoolhouse, remember that their professor commanded such respect that a word of disapproval was often discipline enough for the high spirited pupils of Everett Springs Seminary.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Site of Mountain School Marker
34° 29.817′ N, 85° 6.914′ W. Marker is in Armuchee, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from Everett Springs Road 0.1 miles north of Floyd Springs Road. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the old school building, now converted to a private residence. It is on private property, and not accessible without permission of the owner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2204 Everett Springs Road, Armuchee GA 30105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floyd Springs (approx. 5.4 miles away); Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 7.3 miles away); Liberty Church Grounds (approx. 8.1 miles away); Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lay’s Ferry (approx. 8.3 miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 8.6 miles away); Snake Creek Gap (approx. 8.7 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Site of Mountain School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Site of Mountain School Marker
The marker and the school building, now a private residence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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