Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
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Fletcherville Historic District

The homes of Victoria Park are located in an historic district formerly known as Fletcherville, recognized for its prestigious boarding school of the 19th century.

In 1843, while education was highly prized by local citizens, it was mostly provided by churches and private institutions. This year a prominent local leader deeded six acres of his land in the Fletcherville area, one mile south of Thomasville on the Tallahassee Road for the building of a Methodist-sponsored school named the Fletcher Institute. By early 1850 there were 132 students, 75 male and 57 females. Families were known to move to Thomasville specifically for the opportunity of attending the school.

“Two large brick buildings were constructed just outside of Thomasville. The school grounds consisted of about six acres, shaded by native oaks interspersed with pines. The school and residences combined to make the community an attractive one. Because the ground was high, 'Fletcherville,' the settlement where the school was located, enjoyed the reputation of being a healthy locale. The school admitted both male and female students, although they met class in separate buildings and had different teachers.”

Source: USGenWeb Archives

 

 

"My family shares a deep history to West Jackson Street, as my mother and father used to walk up and down West Jackson to attend Fletcherville School. My father started his business on Fletcher Street and also opened a dry cleaners on the corner of Stevens and Jackson."

        Jeff Hurst, Hurst Boiler

        Now located in Coolidge Georgia, employing 300 people in over 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility