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Callaway in Bay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Callaway One-Room School House

 
 
Old Callaway One Room School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
1. Old Callaway One Room School House Marker
Inscription. The Callaway School House was built in 1911 (two years prior to the creation of Bay County in 1913) on the SW corner of Beulah Avenue and Letohattchee Street. Callaway had been surveyed and platted in 1908 by Pitt Milner Callaway for whom the community is named. At that time students had to walk several miles through woods and across a small stream to Parker for instruction. “Grandma” Hettina Ettie Fox, who believed every child should have the opportunity to learn to read, spearheaded the drive to build a community school. Ella Callaway Carlisle donated the school’s land. The Washington County School Board, assisted by donations from the community, constructed the school. The first teacher was Kate McMillan. Although serving primarily as a school, it became a social center for the community, hosting church services, socials, Christmas parties, and as a polling place. After the school closed in 1936, the building was used as a church and later as a residence. In 1984, the school was sold to the City of Callaway for one dollar with the stipulation that it be preserved. The building was moved a short distance to John B. Gore Park and was restored by the Callaway Historical Society, Inc.
 
Erected 2011 by Sponsored by the Callaway Historical Society, Inc. and the Florida Department of
Old Callaway One Room School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Old Callaway One Room School House Marker
State. (Marker Number F-728.)
 
Location. 30° 8.251′ N, 85° 34.256′ W. Marker is in Callaway, Florida, in Bay County. Marker is on Beulah Avenue 0.1 miles south of Minneola Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in John B. Gore Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Beulah Avenue, Panama City FL 32404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Loftin's Ferry (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Gideon Versus Wainwright Case (approx. 5.3 miles away); Robert Lee McKenzie's Home and Office (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Christo, Senior (approx. 6.4 miles away); The St. Andrew Bay Saltworks (approx. 6.9 miles away); St. Andrew Skirmish (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Old Sentry (approx. 8 miles away); Salt Kettle (approx. 8 miles away).
 
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Old Callaway One Room School House and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
3. Old Callaway One Room School House and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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