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Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Union School

Brookman Community

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 13, 2013
1. Union School Marker
Inscription. This one room school house provided elementary education, grades Kindergarten through Eighth, to the Brookman Community from the year 1907 to 1955.

This structure is an example of early African-American Vernacular. In the early years of the school, one of its students, Mrs. Ophelia Johnson Killens, attended Kindergarten through the Fourth Grade. Mrs. Killens has been the sole caretaker of the school since 1955. Some of the past teachers, according to the time frame were: Allie Baldwin, Gwendolyn Hankin, Ethel Chambers, Mamie Hightower, Elizabeth Roundtree, Donnie Mitchell, Mrs. Golsby and Daisy Waye.

This historic marker has been donated by Mrs. Ophelia Johnson Killens and was dedicated in the Year of our Lord, 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by Mrs. Ophelia Johnson Killens.
 
Location. 31° 9.8′ N, 81° 37.4′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Gillard Terrace 0.1 miles west of Galilee Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1800 Emanuel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brunswick's "Liberty Ships"
Union School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 13, 2013
2. Union School Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 (approx. 7.7 miles away); Glynn County (approx. 7.7 miles away); Glynn County War Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Colored Memorial School and Risley High School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sidney Lanier (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Union School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 13, 2013
3. Union School
The original Union School is the room on the left (with two windows). The entrance, porch and room on the right were added later to convert the school to a residence. The marker stands in the front yard of this building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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