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Pike County Schools
The first school was taught in the county, by John Jay Ross, son of Capt. Leonard Ross. It was kept in the courthouse and the names of his pupils were, so far as remembered, Orlando C, Charlotte, Schuyler, Mary Emily and Elizabeth Ross, Benjamin, John, Eliza and Phoebe Shinn, John Webb, Frederick and Eliza Franklin, Jeremiah and William Tungate, James Laura and Nancy Sprague, James W. Whitney taught the next school, which was also at Atlas.