I must have passed by this a million times but never gave it a second thought. Growing up, Six Flags Over Georgia was my home park and I visited several times a season. As a kid, you don’t stop and enjoy a park for the details as much as you try to cram in as many rides in as possible.
Nestled smack dab in the middle of Six Flags Over Georgia is a “Lost Parents” center where children and parents can be reunited after being separated due to…. well, it’s a theme park. You know the drill.
Yes, right around the corner from Monster Mansion is an old log cabin that was constructed in 1957 and is an exact recreation of the Clem Greene Schoolhouse. The actual schoolhouse was built in 1861 and was the first school in Atlanta.
Originally, Greene was going to use the school to teach his family and his tenants living on his property. Over time, however, he decided to take on other children in Lick Skillet (otherwise known as Adamsville) for a whopping 5 cents each per day!
Six Flags Over Georgia transplanted this replica when it opened the park as a small attraction and now serves as the Lost Parents building for the park.
Next time you’re at Six Flags Over Georgia, pop in to experience an actual Georgia landmark in the least likely of places.
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