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Interlachen in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse

 
 
Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
1. Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  The Lincoln Lane school is a historic reminder of segregation in Putnam County. Built in 1938 at a cost "not to exceed $600," the one-room schoolhouse served African American children from grades 1 through 6. Compared with white schools operating in the county during the same time, the school year was shorter and text books were second-hand. Moreover, teachers at this school were paid less, and publicly-funded transportation was not provided to students. In 1954, the landmark United States Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka found that the "separate but equal" doctrine, which had been used to justify segregation in public schools since the 1890s, was inherently unequal and unconstitutional. In 1956, title to the school land was conveyed to Charles E. Brush, a prominent local businessman and resident, symbolizing the end of school segregation in Interlachen. The Historical Society of Interlachen, Inc. purchased the land and building in 2013 in recognition of its historic significance.
 
Erected 2015 by The Historical Society of Interlachen, Inc, and the Florida Department
Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
2. Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse and Marker
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of State. (Marker Number F-844.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 29° 37.797′ N, 81° 53.046′ W. Marker is in Interlachen, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Lane and George Street, on the right when traveling north on Lincoln Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Lincoln Lane, Interlachen FL 32148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Edgar Post Office (approx. 4.8 miles away); Florahome's History (approx. 7.1 miles away); Kenwood Recreation Area (approx. 7.2 miles away); Kirkpatrick Dam (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Bellamy Road (approx. 10 miles away); Melrose Veterans Memorial (approx. 11 miles away); Melrose Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Buckman Lock North / Buckman Lock South (approx. 11 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022