“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Melrose in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Melrose High School

Melrose High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 4, 2016
1. Melrose High School Marker
Inscription. Established to educate children of west Putnam County and surrounding communities, Melrose High School began in 1882 as a wooden building on Wynwood Street. In 1927, the school moved to this location when Putnam County constructed a new wooden building with a stucco exterior finish to service grades one through twelve. Wood from the 1882 school building was used in the construction of the new gymnasium. Fire damaged the school in 1945 and the Board of Public Instruction devised a plan to keep children from missing school days. Classes for the first and second graders were held in Melrose Methodist Church, third and fourth in the Episcopal Boy Scout House, and the fifth and sixth in the Women’s Clubhouse. Classes for grades seven through twelve were held in the Eliam Baptist Church basement. It took one and a half years to rebuild the school using plans from the original 1927 building. During World War II, a few students left to serve in the military. The last senior class graduated in 1968, after which grades six through twelve were moved to Interlachen, Florida. This school has been a significant educational institution in the Melrose community for generations.
Erected 2016 by The Melrose High School Alumni Association and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-894.)
Melrose High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 4, 2016
2. Melrose High School Marker
29° 42.564′ N, 82° 2.617′ W. Marker is in Melrose, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Florida Route 26 and Route 21, on the right when traveling east on State Route 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melrose FL 32666, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melrose Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Melrose Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Melrose Woman's Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Melrose United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Earleton, Florida (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Bellamy Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hawthorne (approx. 8.4 miles away); Waldo (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melrose.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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