Turin Road School, built in 1955, was renamed John E. Joy School on June 4, 1987. The original Turin Road School was known as School District 12 and was located at the corner of Turin and Bielby Roads. Old school records show that its doors first opened on October 3, 1842 . Since that date the little structure had been the seat of learning for hundreds of youngsters from the rural area, immediately north of Rome. New construction in 1955, brought an end to the county's oldest one-room school. Mr. John E. Joy headed the school as principal and remained for 30 years.
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