HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOLS

Hernando County Schools in 1879-1880

The following was transcribed by Jeff Cannon from Hernando County School Board minutes from September 30, 1879..

Based on names of the trustees, the following schools were likely located in what is now Pasco County: Fort Broome, Willow Oak, Brushy Branch, Sea Island, Prospect, Wesley Chapel, Ft. Dade Seminary, Townsend House, New River, Baillie's School, Anclote, Langs School, Pine Grove, Surveyors Pond, Spring Valley, Tillis Hammock, and possibly a couple of others.


Brooksville, Fla.
Tuesday, September 30. 1879

    The Board met this day pursuant to adjournment.  Present Wm. L. Frierson, Chairman, D.G. Hennis, and S. Stringer, Sec: Board.

    A petition from Spring Valley was presented for consideration of the Board, for the establishment of a public school at that place and petition granted.

    On motion it was ordered that the Public Schools, as now organized, be taught for a term of three months, during the scholastic year of 1879-80, and the paid term be taught without intermission, unless suspended by written consent of trustees, based upon the prevalence of contagious diseases in said school.

    On motion it was ordered that the County Superintendent receive and act on petitions for removal of school houses for short distances.

    The following annual report of J.J. Hale Treasurer of the Board, was submitted, examined, and approved as correct and copy of same filed in this office to wit:

LIST OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR SCHOLASTIC YEAR OF 1879-80

Date of No.
of
Name of Trustees of Teachers of opened closed No.
of
days
Amount
Paid
Remarks
Oct. 1, 1877 1 Fort Broome J.G. Wallace, R.M. Sumner, I. Lanier Sr. Jno. Raymond Oct. 1 '79
Dec. 31 '79
59
$72.22
...
Oct. 1, 1877 2 Willow Oak R.J.  Bradley, C.R. Alexander, G.W. Bates B.L. Blackburn Oct. 1 '79
Jany. 23 '80
66
$87.36 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 3 New Hope W.J. Baker, Thos. Graham, T.M. Townsend W.L. Platt Oct. 6 '79
Jany. 22 '80
66
$54.81 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 4 Brushy Branch J.W. Jackson, Jno. Platt, Thos. Holton B.L. Blackburn Feby. 16 '80 May 18 '80 66 $55.00 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 5 Sea Island J.C. Smith, A.. Smith, R.W. Hill Jno. E. Savage Oct. 1 '79
Jany. 2 '80
66
$75.09 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 6 Prospect W.W. Williamson, J.C. Harper, D. Osborn D.J. McMullen Nov. 3 '79
Dec. 18 '79 34
$30.18 school suspended by trustees
Oct. 1, 1877 7 Crystal River (white) J.L. Miller, E.R. King, N. Barco George Britain Feby. 28 '80 May 22 '80
66
$59.51
...
Oct. 1, 1877 8 Pine Level Geo. Dyas, N. Willingham B. Wallace Oct. 1 '79 Jany 2 '80 66
$9.30
suspended (want of illegible)
Oct. 1, 1877 9 Live Oak W.R. Cray Sr., H.R. Nicks ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 1, 1877 10 Wesley Chappel J. Godwin, Thos. A. Boyd, H.R. Smith Sallie R. Center
Nov. 10 '79
Feby. 10 '80
66
$56.02 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 11 Russell Hill (Col.) Henry Russell, B.N. Mayo, Plum Russell Oct. 15 '79
Nov. 5 '79
23
$55.14 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 12 Ft. Dade Seminary A.C. Sumner, N.A. Carter, Robt. O. Carter Oct. 13 '79
Jany. 27 '80
66
$33.35 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 13 Brooksville (Col.) H. Harper, Will James, S. Waters M.J. Adams Oct. 13 '79
Jany. 28 '80
66
$114.00 [see note below]
Oct. 1, 1877 14 Townsend House H.W. Hancock, Wm. Nicks, Robt. Parker Jno. C. Jordan Oct. 13 '79
Jany. 16 '80
66
$91.31 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 15 Mt. Pleasant (Col.) E.S. Byrd, Jno. Oneal, A. Giles Edmund Boyd Oct. 15 '79 Jany. 30 '80 66
$75.00 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 16 Middle Ground Josiah King, Jno. P. Morrison, J.J. Davis Kate Davis Oct. 6 '79
Feby. 16 '80
65
$26.81 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 17 Wooley Pond W.A. Smith R.N. Hill Nov. 17 '79
Feby. 26 '80
66
$39.00 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 18 New River L. Kearsey, J.P. Smith, E.S. Benson Oct. 1 '79
Jany. 2 '80
64 $64.54 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 19 Shady Grove W.R. Clark, Jno. L. Priest, R.B. Stanly V. Alberson
Oct. 7 '79
Jany. 7 '80
60
$60.63
...
Oct. 1, 1877 20 Union School J.B. Law Alia Peterson Feby. 3 '80
May 5 '80
66 $27.59 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 21 Fort Cooper Jno. F. Dampier, M. Young, V. Andrews ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 3 1877 22 Baillie's School E.A. Hill, Jno. O. Brown, B. Gaines ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 3, 1877 23 Anclote S.E. Hope, W.A Cobb, H.B. Hill J.M Craver Feby. 2 '80
May 5 '80
66
$38.80 ...
Oct. 3, 1877 24 Langs School Wm. Lang, W.G. Frierson, D. Fillman B.L. Blackburn July 5 '80
Sept. 30 '80
66
$58.00 ...
Oct. 4, 1877 25 Pine Grove T.R. Dean, A. Ryals ... ... ... ...
... ...
Oct. 8, 1877 26 Lake Lindsey J.R. Snow, C.L. Nevitt N.A. Alberson Oct. 16 '79 Jany. 2 '80
65
$67.63 ...
Oct. 8, 1877 27 Pleasant Plains J.W. Wictor, Joe Chandler ... ... ... ... ... ...
Feby. 25, 1878 28 Mills Ferry Geo. E. Mills, Thos. Seely, E.J. Giddens ...
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... ...
Mar. 9, 1879 29 Brooksville (white) Wm. Hope, J.T. McKeown, E. St. Clair M.A. Aderhold Feby. 16 '80
June 1 '80
66
$46.05 ...
May 25, 1878 30 Charlie Apopka J. Clements, G.L. Martin R.N. Piggott
July 12 '80
Sept. 8 '80
40
$28.46 School suspended by high waters
June 29, 1878 31 Liberty Church W.A. Duval, J.W. Fleming, M. Merit ...
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...
... ...
Sept. 23, 1878 32 Davis Settlement (Col.) Thos. Richardson, Joe Davis, I. Sevier ...
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... ...
Oct. 1, 1878 33 Crystal River (Col.) John Oliver, Hinson Gary, H. Robinson ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 12, 1878 34 Surveyors Pond M. Page, T. Croft, Wm. McCloud Sr. S.J. Simmons
Oct. 6 '79
July 7 '80
66
$49.46 ...
Oct. 25, 1878 35 Red Level Jno. P. Johnson, W.B. Edwards, T.S. Clark Thos. S. Winn Nov. 17 '79
July 25 '80
66
$44.04 ...
Oct. 28, 1878 36 West End Jas. Thompson, W.H. Sharps ...
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June 2, 1879 37 Pleasant Hill A.D. Freeman, T. Morris, Eliza Carry Oct. 1 '79 Jany 6 '80
65
$38.91 ...
Sept. 29, 1879 38 Spring Valley C.G. Gant, W.L. Osborn, J.M. Oberry N.M. Moody Oct. 27 '79 Jany. 30 '80 66 $71.00 ...
Oct. 30, 1879 39 Cypress O.P. Keller, E.K. Carter ... ... ... ... ... ...
Nov. 4, 1879 40 Tillis Hammock Harrison Slaughter, Chas Bryant W.P. Jones Nov. 3 '79 Jany. 30 '80 65 $66.27 ...
March 6, 1880 41 Hunters Hill Ewd. McGeachy, R.A. McKinney, Wm. Rutledge M.E. Atkins Mar. 8 '80 June 9 '80 65 $43.30 ...
May 8, 1880 42 Crystal Rock R.J. Willis, E.C. Smith Artimesia Barco May 10 '80 Aug. 10 '80 60 $31.80 ...

Note: according to Sept. 8, 1880 school board minutes, “A petition from a large number of the patrons of the Brooskville Colored School for the removal of Henry Harper as Trustee of the same, and the appointment of Jack Pick in his stead, was considered and granted.”


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