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Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Valdosta Institute

 
 
Valdosta Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
1. Valdosta Institute Marker
Inscription. S. M. Varnedoe was administrator of a ten-grade private school, the Valdosta Institute, 1865 - 70. Famous among its students was J. H. “Doc” Holiday. The Masons and several churches also used the institute as a meeting place. After the purchase, in 1885, of the property from the Wells estate, a new brick building was constructed. In 1895 the Valdosta Institute became a public school. The brick building continued to house sections of the public school until it was razed in 1958.
 
Erected 1993 by The Valdosta Town Committee.
 
Location. 30° 49.849′ N, 83° 16.973′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is on West Central Avenue (U.S. 84) 0 miles west of North Oak Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdosta GA 31601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Carnegie Library (a few steps from this marker); Site of Cotton Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop Encampment Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Nationsbank (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church
Valdosta Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 14, 2007
2. Valdosta Institute Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Lowndes County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian Science Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Valdosta.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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