Possum Trot Church / School LbNA # 11630 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Oct 2 2004|
|Location||Mount Berry, GA|
|Last Found||Jul 12 2005|
MISSING!! I have confirmed that this box is missing. Sorry.
(Note: the gate to the road leading here closes at 6pm)
Just a little information: The Possum Trot Church is the "cradle of Berry College." Built originally around 1850. the old church was appropriated by Martha Berry for the Possum Trot Sunday School in 1900. (Possum Trot was a school from 1900-1954.) The needs of the people at Possum Trot, and places like it, inspired her to build the schools to help children of the area learn how to use their talents and resources better. Miss Berry's title, "The Sunday Lady of Possum Trot," originated from her Sunday school at the church. Miss Berry painted scriptures on the walls of this church to compensate for the lack of Bibles. The walls still proclaim, "The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good." In the early 1930's, three rustic schoolrooms that matched the setting were added and the grammar grades were moved there from the log cabin area (old Beverly Hall) on the main campus. Children of faculty and staff and the Possum Trot children attended classes together. These children studied under the able teaching of Mrs. Fred (Elsie Andrews) Ford, who had previously taught at both the Mountain School and at the grammar school in the log cabin area. One of the classrooms was renovated by the Berry College Student Government Association as a Mountain Day American Bicentennial project in 1976. Student interest in Possum Trot has remained high over the years; and in 1984-85 and 1985-86, the Student Government Association assisted through volunteer work in the full restoration of the buildings. With the assistance of the physical plant of Berry College and with alumni volunteers led by Newton Wagner, a Possum Trot graduate, the safety and preservation of this historic complex have been assured. Possum Trot Homecoming is held each year on the third Sunday in September with "dinner on the grounds" between "preaching" at 11a.m. and "singing" in the afternoon. The public is always welcome to bring dinner and participate in this event.
** There are residences in front of and behind this building. Just a heads up for you.
After looking around this neat old school / church walk to the back. There you will find an old cemetery. Locate the headstone of Will S. Robinson. It should be fairly easy to spot as it has an open Bible on top of it. It is closest to the trees. Standing there you are going to take approx. 35 steps into the woods at about 210 degrees. You should see a fallen tree to your right. Near the base end of this tree you should see a small tree and one a little bigger right up next to the fallen tree. The box is wedged in between these three trees.
Please rehide well!