The Vossburg School

 

Very little is known about the origins or the history of the Vossburg school. All that remains are a few scattered class photos and portions of the building foundation. Based upon oral accounts, the Rowel home was located near the school and a few early students who lived too far away boarded there. Based upon the class photos, it appears the school catered to multiple grades with a classic one room schoolhouse approach. In later years, as the public school systems and transportation improved, Vossburg children began to attend school in either Heidelburg or Pachuta. The school was closed in 1938 and the building was demolished at an unknown date. 

 

Class of Approximately 1912

Left to Right: Back Row: Mr. and Mrs. Pennington (Teachers) 2nd Row: Dave McCormick, unknown, unknown, Jewel Sanders, Berniece Allen, unknown, unknown, Knolton Martin, Reuben Allen (brother of Berneice Alan). Front Row: unknown (half of face showing), Woodrow Martin, John Singleton, Eloise McDaniel, unknown McCormick, Annie Kate Elkins, Minerva (or Ada) Gordon, Marvin Gordon , Mamie Weems Stafford ( daughter of Dr. T.E. Stafford), unknown (may be Lela Todd Lee), and Doris Lee

Please contact me with unknown identifications or corrections

 

 

Class of 1921

 

 

Class of 1921 Identifications (Thanks to Mrs Minnie Chatham's efforts on 4/24/1987)

 

The Last Class before the school was closed - 1936~37

Left to Right: Top Row: Margret Reynolds, Sue Brownlee, Nigle Gooch, Alma West, Verda Mae Stephens, James Robert Reynolds, Burel McCormick, Carl McCormick. 2nd Row: Mary Sue McCormick, Thelma Lee McCormick, Mary Helen Ritchie, Ida Ruth Stephens, Billie Jean Martin, Betty Jean McCormick, Betty Lou Martin, Buddy Rowell, R.B. Reeves. 3rd Row: Nora Bell West, Sue Howell, Howard Donald, Billy Top Carpentin, Frank Stevens, John Brownlee, H.T. Leggett, Frances Martin, Paul McCormick

 

 

Approximate location of the school. GPS coordinates: N31 55.414 W88 56.299

 

This page is under construction

 

These pages are a work in progress. While every attempt has been made to include accurate historical information, some error may be included. I invite corrections, additional information, additional photographs, and accounts of personal experience. Please contact me at the supplied address. Very little has been documented in regards to the dying towns and landmarks of east-central Mississippi. With your help, I hope to put together a few pages that we all can pass along to our grandchildren. Thanks!

 

Keith Wilkerson

 

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