Tag Archives: Burke County

Keys Grove Baptist Church, Burke County

Located on a dirt road in Burke County, I’ve not found much in the church.

The Keys Family Plot
Julious Key, 1912-1942
Tillman Key, 1836-927

Girard Elementary School, Burke County

Main entrance

The Girard Elementary School, an equalization school, in Burke County, Georgia was recently put on the National Register of Historic Places. It was one of six schools built to continue segregation in the county, while replacing one and two room schools that were spread throughout the county. This building includes four classrooms, a library, and a cafeteria. It opened in 1955.

Street side
I am assuming this is either the library or cafeteria.
Classroom

Boggs Academy, Burke County

Boggs Academy, now the Boggs Rural Life Center, is a former boarding school that served the Black community of Keysville, Georgia. Founded in 1906 by the Board of Missions for Freedman, Presbyterian Church, it educated students in the grades 9 through 12. The reputation of the school grew, and it educated Black students from all over the country. Closing in 1984, it was the last remaining boarding school built for the education of Black youth.

The campus is quite large and is being restored. These photos show only a few of the buildings in existence.