Historic Markers Across Georgia

Union School - Brookman Community

Marker ID:  
Location: On Gillard Terrace about 100 yards west of Galilee Road south of US 82 (west of I-95) west of Brunswick, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 09.803    W 081° 37.408
  31.16338333    -81.62346666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Union School - Brookman Community Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This one room school house provided elementary education, grades kindergarten through eighth, to the Brookman Community from the year 1907 to 1955.

This structure is an example of early African-American vernacular. In the early years of the school, one of the students, Mrs. Ophelia Johnson Killens, attended kindergarten through the fourth grade. Mrs. Killens has been the sole caretaker of the school since 1955. Some of the past teachers, according to the time frame were: Allie Baldwin, Gwendolyn Hankin, Ethel Chambers, Mamie Hightower, Elizabeth Roundtree, Donnie Mitchell, Mrs. Golsby and Daisy Waye.

This historic marker has been donated by Mrs. Ofelia Johnson Killens and was dedicated in the year of our Lord, 2009.

Union School - Brookman Community
Photo by David Seibert


More information:
GlynnGen.Com Union School - Brookman Community