One-Room Schoolhouse, Long County

Liberty County GA Country Store Commissary Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

When I first photographed this structure I thought it was just a general store. I was partially right. Thanks to information from Beth Reddish on Facebook, I now have a better history. It’s located near Gum Branch on the farm of James Ogden Long and will soon be restored to ensure it survives. Laura Lisca Smith Long was the first teacher. Her husband Hilton Franklin Long served as a school board member in Liberty County for 33 years. He was shot for trying to consolidate schools in 1926, and survived. Frank Long Elementary School in Hinesville is named in his memory. After the consolidation of schools it was used as a general store.

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2 responses to “One-Room Schoolhouse, Long County

  1. James Day

    A real treasure!

  2. Interesting! I wonder if it will be opened to the public.

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