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Brandon in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brandon School

 
 
Brandon School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 19, 2017
1. Brandon School Marker
Inscription.  During WWI, the original sandstone brick "Twin Towers" were built on land once belonging to the Brandon family. This school consolidated the area's one-room schoolhouses to better educate the young. The first principal, John T. Bushong, expanded Brandon Grade School to the 12th grade, and four seniors graduated in 1923.

Strong emphasis was on the "3R's" but even botany was taught. The town's social life centered around the school, and its auditorium provided a place for plays, movies, and special events. With the growth of the community the school became a Jr./Sr. in 1954, changed to a Sr. high in 1962, and in 1973 became a Jr. high named after long-time principal E.F. McLane. These buildings have nurtured our children proudly. Dedicated in honor of the Brandon Centennial
 
Erected 1990 by Brandon Chamber of Commerce Centennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 27° 56.552′ N, 82° 17.434′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Florida, in Hillsborough County
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. Marker is at the intersection of West Sadie Street and North Knights Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Sadie Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 North Knights Avenue, Brandon FL 33510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A.M. (approx. ¼ mile away); Brandon Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brandon Family Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memoria In Aeterna, 1911 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Limona (approx. 1.4 miles away); Iraq Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
 
Brandon School side facing Knights Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 19, 2017
2. Brandon School side facing Knights Avenue
Brandon School Marker and school image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 19, 2017
3. Brandon School Marker and school
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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