Spring Break day 4 - Great Smoky Mountain National Park - Little Greenbrier School

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Greenbrier School anno 2012

I had crossed the Mountain Ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains using Route 441 through the Newfound Gap. In the old days the route through the mountains was via the Indian Gap. This was a very basic trail, but yet a toll road. After the Newfound Gap proved to be lower, the road was moved there, eventually becoming Route 441.

On my way to Maryville my Tomtom sent me via a somewhat strange narrow road, which was nice because I passed an old little school in the woods. The Little Greenbrier School. This wood log structure was built in 1882. The grounds of the school were donated, as well as the logs the school was built from.

The school closed in 1936 when the park was established, after a continuous service.

Class 1901, and (top left) the teacher (photo: exhibit NPS)
39 teachers taught at the school to kids that sometimes had to travel 14 kilometers (9 miles) to attend classes.

The road that took me to the school is a steep gravel road. When I arrived at 8pm I was the only visitor. The old school is standing in the woods. In the pre twilight almost spooky. The door was open I could walk in and see the old furniture and blackboard. Beautiful! I could almost touch the history.

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Greenbrier School anno 2012
Greenbrier School anno 2012
Class 1901, and (top left) the tea…
Class 1901, and (top left) the te…
Greenbrier School anno 2012
Greenbrier School anno 2012
The inside of the school
The inside of the school
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