Second school house built circa 1902-03

The town’s second school, it was built circa 1902-03 to replace a year old school at the same site that burned in 1901, on Cleveland Street. This historic photo is courtesy of Florida Memory and was taken in 1905. The Sumter Sun Times publishes a photo from Sumter County history each week. The photos are courtesy of organizations such as Florida Memory, the Sumter County Historical Society. etc. interested in preserving local history. The Sumter County Historical Society has a museum in downtown Bushnell, open to the public throughout the year on Fridays and for group tours by appointment. Contact the historical society at Do you have any stories or photos from historic Sumter County? Send them in for possible publication in the Sumter County Times in print, online or on Facebook.

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