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Near Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Glencoe - The School

 
 
Glencoe - The School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
1. Glencoe - The School Marker
Inscription. When Glencoe Mill opened in 1880, founder James H. Holt was ahead of most of his contemporaries in requiring that village children attend school for several months a year to the sixth grade, before they could work in the factory. The company built the school and hired the teachers. Originally, three female teachers taught two grades apiece in a wooden schoolhouse. By 1918 nearly 100 students attended the Glencoe School up to the eighth grade. The mill built a new brick school in 1937 across the road from the original location. Glencoe School closed along with the mill in 1962.
 
Location. 36° 8.558′ N, 79° 25.624′ W. Marker is near Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Sarah Rhyne Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Glencoe Village is 3 miles north of Burlington, NC from NC Highway 62. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glencoe - The Marshall Family House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Glencoe Mill Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glencoe - Lodge Hall and Barber Shop
Glencoe - The School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
2. Glencoe - The School Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Glencoe - Churches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glencoe - Company Office and Store (approx. mile away); Glencoe - Grist Mill and Dam Site (approx. mile away); Glencoe Management Houses (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glencoe Research Forum. This website provides information on historic Glencoe Mill and the restored mill village. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 

2. Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Alamance Cotton Mill, Glencoe, Fabric, Textiles, Company Shops, Holt
 
Categories. EducationIndustry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Children at the original clapboard Glencoe School. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
3. Children at the original clapboard Glencoe School.
Map of Glencoe Village - The school is located to the right of the photo. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
4. Map of Glencoe Village - The school is located to the right of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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