Farmington School

Every so often I drive past a derelict school building in Marshall County.   Although I’ve often had a camera in the car with me when I’ve driven by, I’ve never taken the time.  Today I had a sense that if I did not make the time, one day soon I would find site razed.

This morning I met and spoke with a woman who told me the school at Farmington had been a black school, that is, a school established for the segregated education of black children.  She said she had taken photographs of this and, I believe, other schools’ exteriors to illustrate an article she had written about another black school.  She said she did not know who currently owns the property.

Here’s a link to an article that mentions Farmington School’s history, and here’s a link to a page with details of the school’s physical location.