Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Greenville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana History submitted by Linda Franklin Green to genweb pages for Lincoln Parish. She wrote "Several years ago Mrs. R.H.Griffin showed this to me and retyped it for her. She used to write an article for the Ruston Daily Leader many years ago about the Greenville Community."

Greenville History
The first two teachers in Greenville in 1907 were Misses Betty and Emma LANGFORD. Twelve grades were taught.Miss Betty was the principal. She taught the higher grades. Miss Emma taught the lower grades. They had to walk several miles to their boarding place, Will Franklin's home near Mineral Springs. There were no roads, on a foot path through the woods. These women asked Mr. J.W. Green to build an extra room across the hall on his house. He got busy and built it. There the teachers boarded for many years.