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Community Roots - Schools

Court House School
Contributed by Jennifer Brown Estes - as part of the Community Roots Program

The following is a presentation for our church circle by Phyllis Munden about her mother, Lucy White Land.

“ Mama and the local doctor’s wife were the first women down county to drive an automobile.  In the early 1930’s Princess Anne County did not own school busses.  They were put out on bid and privately owned.  My father got the bid for two or three years for Court House School and Mama drove during his busy season on the farm.  During our grammar school years she was very active in the PTA and helped start the first lunchroom at Court House school.  The kitchen was a coat closet equipped with a kerosene stove where volunteers heated soup made at home and served sandwiches.  Court House School burned in winter 1930-31 so when we came back to the new brick school there was a lunchroom, complete with kitchen and a person hired to run it.  Seventh grade girls were usually sent to help clear the tables and wash dishes.”


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