HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOLS

Hernando County Schools in 1877-1878

The following was transcribed by Jeff Cannon from Hernando County School Board minutes from Oct. 1, 1877. At that time Hernando County was much larger than it is today, as it included the area that is now Pasco and Citrus counties. Earlier documents on Hernando County schools were lost in a fire which destroyed the Hernando County Courthouse on Sept. 29, 1877.

The list shows Charlie Apopka, although an early map shows a place called Chalo Apopka.

Based on names of the trustees, these schools were likely located in what is now Pasco County: Fort Broome- Dade City; Willow Oak - Darby; Brushy Branch - near San Antonio; Sea Island - possibly near Wesley Chapel; Prospect - Prospect; Wesley Chapel - Wesley Chapel; Fort Dade Seminary - Dade City; Townsend House - Townsend; New River- west of Zephyrhills; Baillie School - near what is now Elfers; Anclote - Anclote; Lang's School - near what is now Hudson; Pine Grove - near what is now Loyce.


Oct. 1, 1877

The following list of schools for the year commencing this day was prepared and schools organized in accordance with forgoing resolutions.

S. Stringer, Sec.

LIST OF SCHOOLS FOR YEAR COMMENCING OCT. 1ST A.D. 1877

Date
of
No.
of
Name of Trustees of Teachers of Opened Closed No.
Days
Taught
Amount
Paid
Remarks
1877 Oct. 1 1 Fort Broome J.G. Wallace, Robrt Sumner, Isaac Lanier R. J. Marshall Oct. 15 '77 Jany 18 '78 65 $ 61.46 ...
1877 Oct. 1 2 Willow Oak Jno. W. Darby, S.B. Colding, Geo. Bates O.W. Collin Oct. 22 '77 Dec. 21 '77 66 $80.31 This school was suspended +
was finished by B.L. Blackburn
1877 Oct. 1 3 New Hope W.J. Baker, Ths. Waham, J.M. Townsend Emeline Townsend Oct. 8 '77 Jany 4 1878 65 $37.27 ...
1877 Oct. 1 4 Brushy Branch J.W. Jackson, Jno. W. Platt, W. Holton E.S. Benson Apr. 8 '78 June 28 '78 65 $35.00 ...
1877 Oct. 1 5 Sea Island J.C. Smith, A.H. Smith, R.W. Hill B.L. Blackburn Nov. 5 '77 Feb. 8 '78 66 $79.00 ...
1877 Oct. 1 6 Prospect W.W. Williamson, C.C. Harper, D. Osborn E.S. Benson Nov. 26 '77 Feb. 26 '78 64 $47.04 ...
1877 Oct. 1 7 Crystal River J.L. Miller, E.R. King, N. Bares N.A. Alberson Oct. 22 '77 Feb. 1 '78 65 $48.11 ...
1877 Oct. 1 8 Pine Level W.M. Lisk, Geo. Dyas, W. Willingham H.P. Bellama Oct. 28 '77 Jany. 29 '78 65 $25.04 ...
1877 Oct. 1 9 Live Oak W.R. Cray, L. Valentine, W.R. Nicks B.L. Blackburn Oct. 2 '77 ... 20 ... Not paid on acct of violation
of contract by teacher
1877 Oct. 1 10 Wesley Chapel D. Godwin ... ... ... ... ... ...
1877 Oct. 1 11 Russell Hill (col.) B.N. Mayo, Henry Russell, A. Evans D.E. Hawkins (col.) Oct. 8 '77 Jany 5' 78 66 $63.73 ...
1877 Oct. 1 12 Ft. Dade Seminary A.C. Sumner, N.A. Carter, W.L. Mobley W.C. Dodd Oct. 1 '77 Dec. 22 '77 66 $99.00 ...
1877 Oct. 1 13 Brooksville (col.) A. Frierson, Wm. James, Tho. Jones M.J. Adams Oct. 8 '77 June 16 '78 66 $148.30 ...
1877 Oct. 1 14 Townsend House H.W. Hancock, Wm. Nicks, R.M. Parker Jno. Snoddy Oct. 8' 77 Dec. 3 '77 66 $75.89 This school suspended +
was finished by E.S. Benson +
(illegible)
1877 Oct. 1 15 Mt. Pleasant E. Boyd, Jno Oneal, A. Giles Capitola Frierson Oct. 10 '77 Feby 28 '78 65 $130.86 ...
1877 Oct. 1 16 Middle Ground Josiah King, Jno P. Morrison, J.J. Davis Kate Davis June 14 '78 Sept. 17 65 $41.55 ...
1877 Oct. 1 17 Wooly Pond W.A. Smith, W.J. Mickler, M.P. Bellama Feby 4 '78 Feb. 14 '78 66 $41.69 School suspended and was
taught out by RO Carter
1877 Oct. 1 18 New River L.Kersey, J.P. Smith ... ... ... ... ... ...
1877 Oct. 1 19 Shady Grove Wm. R. Clark, E.P. Dick, Rt. Eubank Robt. O. Carter Oct. 8 '77 July 4 '78 61 $28.13 ...
1877 Oct. 1 20 Union School J.B. Law, Jos McNobb, A.D. Tompkins ... ... ... ... ... ...
1877 Oct. 1 21 Ft. Cooper Jno. F. Dampier, M. Young, V. Andrews M.N. Taney Dec. 31 '77 ... ... ... Teacher abandoned school
1877 Oct. 3 22 Baillie School E.A Hill, J.O. Brown, Benj. Gaines ... ... ... ... ... ...
1877 Oct. 3 23 Anclote S.E. Hope, W.A. Cobb, H.B. Hill M.A. Aderhold March 11 '77 June 7 '78 66 $61.72 ...
1877 Oct. 3 24 Lang's School W.M. Lang, W.G. Frierson, D.J. Strange ... ... ... ... ... ...
1877 Oct. 4 25 Pine Grove J.R. Dean, A. Ryals, Geo. Gillett M.A. Aderhold Oct. 8 '77 Jany 25 '78 66 $70.00 ...
1877 Oct. 8 26 Lake Lindsey D.L. Hedick, J.R. Snow, C.L. Nevitt R.N. Piggott Oct. 15 '77 Jany 22 '78 66 $66.54 ...
1877 Oct. 8 27 Pleasant Plain J.W. Wicter, Jos Chandler J.C. Papy June 17 '78 Sept 28 '78 65 $34.36 ...
1878 Feby 28 28 Mills Ferry Geo. E. Mills, Thos. Seely, F. Croft B.L. Blackburn Feby 27 '78 May 31 '78 65 $52.22 ...
1878 Mar. 9 29 Brooksville (white) Wm. Hope, J.R. McKowen, W.B. Center Tolula Glenn Mar 25 '78 June 28 '78 56 $36.77 Suspended by sickness
of pupils
1878 May 25 30 Charlie Apopka J.W. Flemming, Jacob Clements, L. Martin Robt. O. Carter July 17 '78 Sept 17 '78 66 $60.00 $5.00 dollars for high average
attendance of pupils of 80
1878 June 29 31 Liberty Church J.P.F. Duval, M. Merrit, Wm. Legget J.W. Flemming July 2 '78 Sept 30 '78 66 $39.46 ...
1878 Sept 23 32 Davis Settlement (col.) Jos Davis, Thos. Richardson, I. Sevier ... ... ... ... ... ...

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