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