For sale, the following public schools, pt. 2.

In the fall of 1951, having opened several modern — or modernized — brick buildings across the county, the Wilson County Board of Education moved to auction off its old colored school houses, some of which had been built with Rosenwald funds. For several weeks, the Wilson Daily Times ran lengthy notices identifying the properties by name and metes and bounds. Schools set for sale included Ruffin, Lofton, Lucama, Calvin Level, Rocky Branch, Williamson and Wilbanks Colored Schools in Black Creek, Cross Roads, Spring Hill, and Gardners townships.

Wilson Daily Times, 23 October 1951.


    1. Only two Rosenwald schools remain in Wilson County — both in very bad shape. The majority of these schools were torn down, but I’m hoping to pinpoint their locations.

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