Blackmont Elementary School — Bell County, Kentucky

Today I spent part of my morning exploring ( trespassing?)  the old Blackmont Elementary School in Bell County.   I can’t recall exactly when the school was closed, though if I were to guess I would say it was in the late 90s.  I’m pretty sure I was still a kid when the school closed.  Although, judging by the pictures from inside you are about to see, one might guess it’s been closed for many decades.  It’s a shame that the community wasn’t able to salvage the building and put it to good use.  The old Beechfork school in Leslie County has been used as a senior citizens center for years.  My old middle school, Hall Elementary in Grays Knob is now used as the National Guard Appalachian Challenge Academy.  These pictures offer a glimpse in to what happens to these school buildings when they are left.  Left to decay and be reclaimed by nature.

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I don’t believe there was a window left in tact in the entire building.

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2 thoughts on “Blackmont Elementary School — Bell County, Kentucky”

  1. The school closed in May of 2001. Those photos you’ve taken sure do bring back memories. In 2005 when I went in to look at things, one of the lockers used to say Adam + Violet + Adrian = BFFS. Did you happen to see it? Is it still there?

  2. Attended Blackmont in 1984-1990 It was an awesome school. Believe this or not the teachers were excellent. Plus you got paddled at school if you disrespected the teachers or your peers. Eddie Saylor was an A-HOLE.

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