Turkey Creek High School, Historic Building
N 27° 56.672 W 082° 10.236
17R E 384840 N 3091609
Quick Description: Located on Turkey Creek Rd
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2007 8:27:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 33

Long Description:
Turkey Creek High School, Historic 5005 Turkey Creek Rd., S Plant City 2001-03-02
On the north end of east Hillsborough County's Turkey Creek Middle School stands a simple two-story brick building, nestled among the modern commercialized strawberry fields of Plant City. The windows are dark, the doors are locked; a brass plaque near the front door identifies the historic landmark as Turkey Creek School.
Turkey Creek was one of Plant City's very first - and very last - "strawberry schools", rural institutions operating on an annual schedule coinciding with the winter strawberry harvest. Strawberry school students - mostly the children of local farmers - attended school from March to December, with three months break to help work the fields during the winter strawberry season.
Street address:
5005 Turkey Creek Rd
Plant City, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Hillsborough

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Education

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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