Jane Macon House, 1882, Brunswick

Alethea Jane Macon (8 January 1882-3 October 1977) was among the best-loved educators of 20th-century Brunswick. She began her career at Arco Elementary School in 1903 and later transferred to Glynn Academy, where she taught English & Literature until 1952, having served the children of Glynn County for nearly fifty years. She also wrote Glynn Academy’s Alma Mater.

She was definitely a lady of another time; she never learned to drive nor owned a television. She was a often seen walking around and knew virtually everyone in town. She was also a serious genealogist and published several books related to her family history, including Gideon Macon of Virginia and Some of His Descendants; John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, Virginia, and Some of their Descendants; and Four O’Kelley Sons.

Jane Macon Junior High School (now Jane Macon Middle School, in Sterling) was established in her honor in 1958. A “Jane Macon” azalea cultivar was named for her, as well, but I’ve been unable to locate more information about it.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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2 responses to “Jane Macon House, 1882, Brunswick

  1. Suzanne Hurley

    Thank you! I have been working on a book about the old houses of Brunswick and this house is included. It’s nice to know a bit about her. I will include this information. So few of the houses are named after a woman. In fact, this is the only one. – Suzanne Hurley

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