Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Education, History, Nearby Counties | 1 comment

One-room schoolhouses in Sullivan County

A group of faculty and doctoral students in the Educational Leadership Department at ETSU (East Tennessee State University) are researching one-room schoolhouses in Tennessee. They are looking for anyone who can provide information about these schools, especially the Rock Hill School in Sullivan County. The school was on the Sullivan/Carter line, but was supported by Sullivan County. When it closed in 1951, it was the last one-room schoolhouse in Sullivan County.

If anyone has information to share about the schools, please contact Jenny Lee at jennyleemaurer(at), or contact Dr. Jim Lampley by telephone at (423) 439-7619.

Below: A class at the Feathers Chapel school, around 1910-1912. Can anyone identify any of these students or teachers? We know Ed Frye is on the back row, second from left. Photo courtesy of Ardella Frye Brewer.

Feathers Chapel from the collection of Ardella Frye Brewer


One Response to “One-room schoolhouses in Sullivan County”

  1. Gene Morrell says:

    There are 2 sources on this web site which have substantial information on one-room schools: “Enterprise 1940” and “Mountain Memories.”

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