Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Archive for the tag “Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library”

Hopson School

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This is Hopson School.  This is located on Walt Arnett Road, just off 19E in Carter County (36.20501, -82.10412).  I was standing on Old Railroad Grade Road when I took this.  Old Railroad Grade Road is the railbed of the ET&WNC, aka Tweetsie, Railroad.  Again, a tip of my hat to Mr. Joseph Penza, Archivist and Records Clerk at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library for ferreting out the name of this school.  There’s a picture here of a letter postmarked in the Hopson  Community in 1898.  Hopson is listed as having a post office as early as 1895.

Shell Creek School

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This is Shell Creek School, built between 1911-1912 and in use until 1929, when Cloudland School was built.  Mr. Joseph Penza, Archivist and Records Clerk at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library provided me with valuable and interesting information about this school in an extract from “Carter County Tennessee And Its People 1796-1993”, published by the Carter County History Book Committee.  The book is out of print, but I’m going to look for a copy.  The page scan he sent me was really informative.  This school is located just off Highway 37, about 1.8 miles from Roan Mountain toward North Carolina.  Note the bell cupola.

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