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Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Elizabeth Elementary School

Elizabeth Elementary School Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
1. Elizabeth Elementary School Marker is missing.
Inscription.  The Elizabeth School, a three-room, vernacular shingle-clad building, was a school for Black students on Groover Road in 1938 and was funded by parents and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Miles Edward Groover (1887-1966) and his wife, Daisy Black Groover (1889-1984) donated two acres of land to the Jefferson Co. Board of Public Instruction, now the Jefferson Co. Public School District. Groover, who began teaching public school in 1902, is listed in the 1915 Florida Education Directory as principal at a monthly salary of $20. The Groover's daughter, Doris Groover Herring (1918-2006), also taught at the school. Daisy's sister, Mamie Black Scott (1892-1970), was district supervisor of Negro Schools and later supervisor of Negro Education (1927-1962). Her salary was provided by the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation. (Anna T. Jeanes had set aside one million dollars to fund a program for fostering education in small, African-American rural schools.) Three teachers staffed the school, one as both principal and teacher. The school once educated students in 12 grades, but when student transportation began in 1949, grades included only 1-6 and
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continued until it closed in 1964.
Erected 2009 by The Jefferson County Public School District, The Jefferson County Retired Educators Association, The Groover, Herring, and Vaughan Family, Alumni and Friends and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-683.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 38.002′ N, 83° 46.329′ W. Marker was in Monticello, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker was at the intersection of Groover Road (County Road 6) and Rains Road, on the right when traveling north on Groover Road. Located across the street from the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 669 Groover Road, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Olive Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Girardeau House (approx. 8.1 miles away);
Elizabeth Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
2. Elizabeth Elementary School
Howard Academy Elementary and Junior High School (Later Howard Academy High School) Second Street (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Town of Monticello (approx. 8.4 miles away); Jefferson County Sesquicentennial (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Also see . . .  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for this stolen marker. (Submitted on July 15, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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