“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Elizabeth Elementary School

Elizabeth Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
1. Elizabeth Elementary School Marker
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 continued until it closed in 1964.
Erected 2009 by The Jefferson County Public School District, The Jefferson County Retired Educators Association, The
Elizabeth Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
2. Elizabeth Elementary School
Groover, Herring, and Vaughan Family, Alumni and Friends and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-683.)
Location. 30° 38.002′ N, 83° 46.329′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Groover Road (County Road 6) and Rains Road, on the right when traveling north on Groover Road. Touch for map. Located across the street from the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 669 Groover Road, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oliver 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); 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); "Meeting Oak" (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Categories. African AmericansEducation
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 39 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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