Tag Archives: Keysville

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

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.