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Creation Date

10-15-2010

Building Name

Rabun Gap Nachoochee School Bellingrath Hall

Description

Rabun Gap Nachoochee School Belingrath Hall, GA.

Rabun Gap–Nacoochee School (informally known as Rabun Gap) is a small, private college preparatory school located in Rabun County, Georgia in the Appalachian Mountains. It is both a boarding and a day school. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is one of the largest coeducational, college-preparatory boarding schools in the South, serving boarding and day students in grades 5-12. The school combines a strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to nurture and challenge students of diverse backgrounds as they prepare for college and a lifetime of service.

Andrew Jackson Ritchie, a Rabun County native, and his wife, Addie Corn Ritchie, founded the Rabun Gap Industrial School in 1903 to serve the children of the isolated and poverty-stricken community Rabun Gap. Construction began on the two story building Bellingrath Hall, which is now a boys dorm.

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34.95977222, -83.39200278

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Rabun Gap Nachoochee School Belingrath Hall; Rabun Gap Nachoochee School; Belingrath Hall; Preparatory school; Coeducational; Private college; Rabun County; School -- Georgia --- Rabun Gap --- Rabun County.

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