Etowah Valley Historical Society has adopted an ambitious project to document every school that existed from the founding of the county. Schools are defined as places of education. Some locations have long disappeared and others still remain if only in signage, oral history or a few scant land marks. To qualify for inclusion a school must have had a physical location. Early schools began in a home school setting, moving to rural field schools, private elite cottage boarding schools and finally publicly supported institutions. We continue to add sites and update others as information is revealed.