"Squire" Ballentine Schoolhouse

First diploma from the Fuquay Springs High School
First Diploma

Believed to have been provided by J. D. Ballentine, circa 1875, the building served as a school and later as a cottage near the Mineral Spring. Given to the town by the Aiken family, the two-room building features artifacts from the areaŹ¼s early schools and tells a wonderful story!

Among the artifacts displayed in the Schoolhouse Museum is the first diploma from the Fuquay Springs High School. Additional documentary materials are located here.

Tours at the Squire Ballentine Schoolhouse, Fuquay-Varina Museums
School Tours

Special tours are enjoyed by school classes who have difficulty fathoming the "way it was back then." Books and writing are studied along with discussion of the "lashes" used for punishment.

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