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Bradley Swamp Academy “Frog Eye”

A one room schoolhouse built between 1870-1871, the Hart family in Wake donated a portion of their land to the community for the purpose of building Bradley Swamp Academy.

The Bradley Swamp was named for Mr. Bradley, whom legend says lost his wagon but not his mule in the swamp where the academy was built.

Billy Ransone of Wake recalled that the students nicknamed the school “Frog Eye”, because of the deafening sound of the swamp’s numerous spring peepers (frogs).

“Signatures in Time , A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia” pg 267

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