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Rochelle School


Rochelle School 1, FL.

The Rochelle School, which was previously known as the Martha Perry Institute, is a historic site in Rochelle, Florida. The school was built on land given by Sallie Perry, daughter of Madison Starke Perry, and named for her mother Martha Perry. It is located off SR 234. On April 2, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This old two story abandoned school house from the 1800's in what used to be the town of Rochelle. This town was home of Florida's fourth Governor, Madison Starke Perry. Rochelle once had a population of 175, a hotel, two schools, two churches, a gristmill and a cotton gin.

Today only a few buildings remain as reminders of the once thriving settlement. One of these is the Rochelle School (Martha Perry Institute), constructed in 1885, which served the community until 1935. National Register of Historic Places, NRIS #73000565

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29.59333333, -82.22611111

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; The Rochelle School; Martha Perry Institute; Sallie Perry; Martha Perry; Governor; Madison Starke Perry; Abandoned schoolhouse; Alachua County (Fl.); Schools --- Florida --- Rochelle --- Alachua County.; Images


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