For years, Sarah Staley's
unmarked grave rested on a windy hillside in Westview Cemetery overlooking the very place where the Battle of Atlanta was fought.
In October 2001, on what would have been her
157th birthday, college alumni and officials placed a marker on her
Sarah A. Staley
was one of the founding members of the Toccoa Falls Institute
In 1911 she
moved to Georgia at the request of Dr. and Mrs. Forrest.
While attending Nyack Institute, Dr. Forrest worked as a houseboy for Miss Staley, who was an elementary school principal in Brooklyn.
After Haddock Inn, which housed Toccoa Falls Institute
, burned to the ground on March 7, 1913, Sarah
remained firm in her
commitment to God's
vision for the school.
Sarah Staley in New York
advised Dr. Forrest differently, countless individuals would have never been trained to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
But when Sarah
faced what appeared to be a sure defeat, she
trusted God and gained the eternal victory!
Sarah Staley's headstone
If you would like information on the location of Sarah Staley's
grave site, you can call Westview Cemetery.
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