Atlantic Avenue Schoolhouse

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Built in 1886 by R. S. Schuyler, during construction, a man fell to his death here. Before he died, it’s said he crawled to a window and put his bloody hands there. The story goes that years later the ghost appeared, crawling across the school house floor, much to the horror of school children. The ghost then reached up to the window. Reportedly, bloody fingerprints can still be found on the walls.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

914 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL
United States

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30.670325, -81.45752800000002
Nassau County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Fernandina Beach, FL (0.3 mi.)
Saint Marys, GA (6.7 mi.)
Yulee, FL (9.2 mi.)
Kings Bay Base, GA (10.9 mi.)
Kingsland, GA (16.4 mi.)
Callahan, FL (23.4 mi.)
Atlantic Beach, FL (23.5 mi.)
Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL (23.6 mi.)
Neptune Beach, FL (25.0 mi.)
Woodbine, GA (25.7 mi.)


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  1. This building has recently been renovated and it now a boutique hotel. It is very beautifully redone with lots of throwbacks to when it was a school. You can book a room now and see how spooky it is.

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