MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE, PIGG SCHOOL
1884 - 1920
This is a photo of the Pigg School after
restoration. You will see a remarkable transformation by comparing it
to the photo at the bottom of this page. The photo was made for the grand
opening of the restored Pigg School
building. March 20, 2005. Like a step back in time, it is complete with desks,
books, coal-oil lamps, stove, bell,
and many other special touches and items used by teacher and students. As more
than 50 people crowded into
the small building, with a few still outside, I was most impressed by the common
love for the preservation of history
that they all share; especially that of Charles and Gail Pigg, who restored the
school using their own funds. I quote, loosely,
from what a cousin said, "When it comes to good folks, Gail and Charles
Pigg are hard to beat."
This picture was on my "Thank You" card that Charles Pigg handed out
people who attended.
Charles and Gail Pigg had it moved to their property where they have envisioned
a mini historical district including the
school and other relics. There's talk of putting an old store there along side
the school. Believe the sign above
the door says: PIG SCHOOL HOUSE 1884(6?) to 1920. Gary Hood 3/20/2005.
The Pigg School after restoration from a side
view.The windows for the school are from an old
1800s house in which the windows were replaced some time back. The owner
saved the old windows. Gary Hood 3/22/2005
This is an inside view of the restored school
complete with desk, books, oil lamps, Flags, and rules of conduct.
Sorry I do not know the names of the persons but the little girl is obviously
delighted with the school.
Photo sent in by Gary Hood. Photo by Tandie Fox.
The sad state of Pigg School building as late as 2004 as it sat abandoned in ruins.
The good news is that Pigg
school was moved and the complete restoration is finished.
Charles and Gail Pigg had it moved to their
property where they are creating a mini historical district including the school
and some other relics.
This picture was taken by Tandie Fox. Sent in by Gary Hood.