Near Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hillsborough County Historic Landmark
—circa 1933 —
In the 1930s residents made great sacrifices to ensure education for their community -- raising $1,100 and donating over 10 acres of land for the school. The Hillsborough County School Board assisted in the construction of a three-room wood building, and in later years additional classrooms were added.
The new school, named for William Glover, existed as a Strawberry School until 1956. In 1971, due to desegration, the Glover School was converted to a sixth grade center, and white students were bused in from surrounding areas. The Glover School closed in 1980, and in 1981, the Hillsborough County School Board deeded the property to the newly formed non-profit organization, Bealsville, Inc. Today this landmark building still stands and continues to serve residents as a community center -- providing vital services to the Bealsville community.
Erected 2001 by the Hillsborough County Historic Advisory Council.
Location. 27° 56.535′ N, 82° 4.808′ Touch for map. The marker is in the rural Bealsville community, which is one mile west of the Polk County line, and around 7 miles southeast of Plant City. The marker stands along Horton Road in front of the former school. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5110 Horton Road, Plant City FL 33567, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bealsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); 320th Bombardment Group (M) (approx. 5.4 miles away); Plant City Union Depot (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Plant City (approx. 5.7 miles away); Plant City High School (approx. 6 miles away); Cow Cavalry (approx. 6 miles away); Phosphate Area War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cecil B. Strange (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plant City.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the official logo of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Regarding Glover School. Bealsville resident William A. Glover received the honor of having the Glover School named for him after his family donated the land for the school.
"Strawberry School" was the name given to schools in Florida which held
The Glover School was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2001 (ref #01001307).
Also see . . .
1. The History of Glover School Campus. Detailed history of the school, its teachers, and alumni, information on programs housed by the Community Center, and news regarding building restoration at the Bealsville, Inc. website. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
2. Glover School page on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.