Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Little Greenbriar School at Metcalfe Bottoms in GSMNP

Last week I revisited Metcalfe Bottoms and realised the schoolhouse is called Little Greenbriar, instead of Metcalfe Bottoms.
We had just a dusting of snow, I was expecting more at this location.
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7 comments:

Kathleen said...

This caught my eye so I did a little Wikipeda search on the history.If these walls could talk!!

The Little Greenbrier School held its first classes on January 1, 1882. Some students walked barefoot through the cold (classes were usually held in winter months) from as far as nine miles away. Church services were held at the school for several years until a new church was constructed on land donated by the Metcalf family.

Shellmo said...

It definitely makes for an interesting and beautiful shot.

Craig Glenn said...

Leedra,

Another great building...

It's funny where photo's take you. I am sure each persons travels somewhere different. My Great-Grandma lived into her 90's, so I got to spend a lot of years with her. I never missed an opportunity to ask her about the old days and growing up. When she was a teenager she taught school in a one room school house. I loved those stories.

Thanks for the journey,
Craig

Darla said...

I need to know what was in the fenced area, do I see some type of markers? I'm about to order this.

Leedra said...

Kathleen -Thank you for the information. I did look for a booklet there, but there was not one. I thought it had to be used for church services too, because of the cemetary. School yards don't usually have cemetaries. I did go back and correct the tags for the previous posts so you can click on the left for Little Greenbriar and get all the previous post. Now you have got me wondering if the church is still standing somewhere close, and I just didn't find it.

Craig and Darla - you both might be interested in the earlier post too.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a neat little school.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Think I told you previously, but we hiked from Metcalf Bottoms to the little schoolhouse. It's a nice hike. AND--we saw two black bears in the tree at Metcalf Bottoms during that visit.

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