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Chestnut Hill School was erected in 1916 near the Chestnut Hill Church. It was located about four miles north of Eva on the Chestnut Hill Road. The road ran from Eva to Big Sandy; this road is now called Eva Flatwoods Road.
This was a one-room school, with 90 square feet of floor space on one acre.
Kind of building: Frame
Kind of heating: ordinary wood store
Ventilation: windows and door
Source of water: spring, not on school property and unsanitary
Playground equipment: none
Desks: 12 double, not fastened to floor
Some of the teachers were Lois Woods, Lillian Pafford, Emma Lashlee Davis, Mable Gullett, Bessie Dobson, and, in the 1926-27 school year, Golden Gifford.
The children attending in the 1926-27 school year were Esther and Jamie Bates, Elton Cuff, Herbert Hillard, Ruel Hillard, Lottie Hillard, Henry Hillard, Cloy Hillard, Virgil Tippitt, Clifford Paffords, Nora and Clatie Sanderfur, Louise Harden, Opal Harden, Albert Harden, Walter Harden, Willie Parks, Lura and Lena Chester, Ruel Farrar, Waymon Laycock, and Lurene Wilson.
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