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Sites Worth Saving

The Historical Society greatly appreciates your support. However, we request that the public respect the owners' privacy by not revealing any personal information on this website, by visiting the sites, or by contacting the owners. These sites were nominated by the public and not by the owners themselves. As far as we know, none of these properties are currently for sale.

Holly W
12:47 PM
09/01/2009

Unique building - a "one room school house" needs to be preserved as there are extremely few anymore.

Anonymous
12:50 PM
09/01/2009

Age--

Karen S
01:20 PM
09/01/2009

First of all, I think all of our remaining older schools should be preserved. Secondly, this structure looks as though it is in dire need of immediate attention. This is my third choise

Brent R
04:46 PM
09/01/2009

It's very romantic! Preservation in situ would be ideal but the building could be a wonderful learning tool if placed on a modern school campus.

Al Y
07:54 PM
09/01/2009

Very few one school houses still left, especially wooden ones. Building should be left at original site. It's just not the same if is moved from the original site.

Anonymous
08:22 AM
09/02/2009

People need to be reminded how primitive our early education systems were.

Anonymous
08:46 AM
09/02/2009

It is important to preserve old buildings that will otherwise be destroyed.

Anonymous
09:31 AM
09/02/2009

I am a member of Trail of Tears Assoc, and we work to preserve history.

Anonymous
11:07 AM
09/03/2009

The history of this building makes it important, but I also believe it has real interest potential. I can imagine school children and the elderly discussing how school would have been in this old building. What a great history lesson!

daryl g
07:24 PM
09/03/2009

Too old to let it fall by the way side

Bill L
12:19 PM
09/04/2009

Both of my parents taught in one-room schools in Cherokee County (though not this one as far as I know). A lot of education took place there.

Anonymous
01:58 PM
09/04/2009

Very unique with few remaining examples around Georgia

john m
10:51 PM
09/04/2009

Its part of our history and their are to few original places and should be preserved

Anonymous
09:07 PM
09/07/2009

All of them need to be saved to preserve the heritage of this county

Amy S
01:27 PM
09/08/2009

Important piece of Cherokee County History.

Anonymous
01:46 PM
09/08/2009

Perhaps Conn's Creek School could be moved to the site of the Old Etowah Elementary School along with an old house. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

C. M
11:00 AM
09/09/2009

Re: Comment by Holly W at 12:47 PM on 09/01/2009:
Does anyone know the address of the old school. I'd love to go see it.

Stefanie J
11:25 AM
09/09/2009

Re: Comment by C. M at 11:00 AM on 09/09/2009:
The Historical Society greatly appreciates all of the comments made on this list. However, we do request that the public respect the owners' privacy by not revealing any personal information on this website. These sites were nominated by the public and not by the owners themselves and we have reassured them that we will not release their names or addresses. Hopefully as this process continues, we will have more dialogue with the owners and that information may become available. Thank you for your cooperation, Stefanie Joyner, Cherokee County Historical Society Executive Director

Anonymous
12:13 PM
09/09/2009

important part of history needs to be preserved

Glenda C
12:36 PM
09/09/2009

It needs to be saved because it was a 1 room school house. A great part of history.

Wendy N
12:41 PM
09/09/2009

I love all one room schools.

George W
02:31 PM
09/09/2009

One-room school houses are a unique part of our history.
We should make every effort to
save this one.

Also, the cost involved would be minimum compared to other projects.

Anonymous
02:39 PM
09/09/2009

Not many left...... educational opportunity for all class levels..... could be a great community project to restore it.

Anonymous
03:44 PM
09/09/2009

I believe in preservation of Historical sites. We should not forget the past that brought us to where we are today.

Kathy P
07:23 PM
09/09/2009

My mother, born in 1923, attended a one-room schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. She eventually became a registered nurse, and she credits her early education for fostering her desire to learn and to serve. Let children see that love of learning can have humble beginnings.

Anonymous
10:03 PM
09/09/2009

I think preserving this would be educational for school children. It is important for children to see and experience what life would was like for their ancestors.

Anonymous
01:58 AM
09/10/2009

Educational monument indicating how important school was in that time . Good for youth to learn about.

Ann L
08:53 AM
09/10/2009

A one room school house is an anomaly in today's era of "bigger is better" - this one needs to be saved just to remind us of the roots of public school education and the essentials of what it takes for it to happen.

Anonymous
12:21 PM
09/10/2009

All Cherokee Cnty early schools which served both learning and community needs have been torn down and forgotten. This is a part of our heritage and past and should be preserved.

Anonymous
03:17 PM
09/10/2009

It is a view of what was and seems it should be saved, knowing the past helps appreciate the journey.

Catherine B
04:21 PM
09/10/2009

I recently moved to the area and am really interested in the history in this area and live on Conns Creek

Anonymous
12:40 PM
09/11/2009

We should try and restore the history of our county.

Barbara T
02:39 PM
09/11/2009

This school is a wonderful example of EARLY education in Cherokee Co. I have been to this site and the little school is still in fairly good condition. It is in a beautiful rural setting, either on the property of the Conn's Creek Church, or on the property that adjoins the old church and cemetery.

Anonymous
03:04 PM
09/11/2009

The only remaining one room school in the county

Vivian L
06:23 PM
09/11/2009

This is one of the oldest sites in the county and is reflective of the early concern of Cherokee countians with education for their children. It needs to not only be preserved but made into a school museum much like the one in Westville,Ga.

Jennifer B
06:27 PM
09/12/2009

This really should be saved. It's amazing it is still here.

Jennifer B
06:34 PM
09/12/2009

This site is where the Lawson side of my family settled after they left England. They settled here and mined for gold. This building needs a tremendous amount of care.

Linda C
01:01 PM
09/13/2009

These are artifacts just like a piece of pottery or photo once it has been destroyed its gone for ever.

Anonymous
03:17 PM
09/16/2009

I grew up in the Conns Creek community and the education value of this site is tremendous. I think this would be a great site for teachers to bring their students for a day long field trip. The building could have a chalk board, tables and chairs. The door would be locked and have a large out side trash can. Teachers could spend the day instructing as they would have in the days of the one room school. Students would bring sack lunches and explore the grounds during recess. What a fun and memorable day. If this does not seem feasible for public school students, I know the homeschool community would love the opportunity.

Teresa W
09:49 PM
09/17/2009

I believe in saving things that showed how our country originated. This site shows how pioneer children were educated, and measures how far we've come to modern schools of today.

Lucian S
11:54 AM
09/20/2009

The preserving of History tells us where we came from, and how we have progressed as a people. It also pays tribute to those who came before that makes us who we are now.
Preservation teels us who we are.

Anonymous
06:41 PM
09/20/2009

This site is my second choice behind Canton Elememtary. Any one-room schoolhouse is worth preserving.

Laureen G
08:05 PM
09/23/2009

Re: Comment by Anonymous at 03:17 PM on 09/16/2009:
What a great idea !!

Anonymous
08:39 AM
09/25/2009

I think it's important for our children and grandchildren to be able to get a first hand view of an earlier era!

Anonymous
06:52 AM
09/27/2009

It is a beautiful piece of our history and we need to preserve our history before we loose it all. If the owners do not want it, sell it to one of the many places like Stone Mountain who have taken old buildings and have recreated a piece of history that can be viewed and enjoyed.

Anonymous
04:51 PM
09/28/2009

Been there and it is a cool place. I undstand one of the other oldest schools in the county is now Reese's house on Sugar Pike

Kim B
05:56 PM
09/28/2009

Part of history-and I am a teacher.

Anonymous
12:34 PM
10/01/2009

A building with this kind of historical significance definitely needs to be preserved and restored as a one-room schoolhouse for future generations to visit and learn how education was administered years ago.

Anonymous
02:38 PM
10/01/2009

Especially for an older building probably built ~1830, it is in remarkable shape, and should be a building of pride for the Conn's Creek community.

Anonymous
09:18 AM
10/02/2009

One room schoolhouses as rare and representative are important to preserve

Anonymous
07:37 PM
10/04/2009

It is one of the "hill country" educational buildings from the early 1800's.

Charlotte S
06:32 PM
10/05/2009

It has tremendous historical significance to the area. Very important for future generations. The value of education emphasized.

Anonymous
01:00 PM
10/06/2009

So old! Such historical significane. We need to preserve these pieces of history.

Gary H
10:07 AM
10/07/2009

I voted for this site due to the age of the building and the historical significance.

Anonymous
01:40 PM
10/12/2009

There arent many of these around anymore, I think its worth saving

Anonymous
04:06 PM
10/12/2009

Needs attention now.

Sarah H
03:38 PM
10/13/2009

Because it is really historical and cute and I really think they should save it and maybe make it a part of a historical park one day.

Sarah H
03:40 PM
10/13/2009

I already told you on the last vote! I want this one to win!

Sarah H
03:41 PM
10/13/2009

I already told you on the vote before last!

Sarah H
03:42 PM
10/13/2009

I already told you!

Sarah H
03:44 PM
10/13/2009

I already told you!

Anonymous
06:37 PM
09/10/2010

Re: Comment by Holly W at 12:47 PM on 09/01/2009:
Where is Conn's Creek School located?

Anonymous
02:07 PM
11/02/2010

Re: Comment by C. M at 11:00 AM on 09/09/2009:
I will be happy to give you directions or take you there. My email is jlf1938@gmail.com

Jim F
02:11 PM
11/02/2010

Re: Comment by Anonymous at 03:04 PM on 09/11/2009:
Yes Conn Creek locations truely a one room school house, but in Sixes, GA is an old one room school house that had an additional room added in the mid 20th century.

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