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West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tenth Street School

 
 
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 29, 2006
1. Tenth Street School Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1931, Tenth Street School provided an education for African-Americans in all grades. Over the years, graduates distinguished themselves in education, law, medicine, religion, government, and military. In 1956, a new school was built for high school students and Tenth Street became an elementary school. In 1970, Tenth Street was integrated to serve all West Point students, grades four through seven. Students were transferred in the mid-1970s to the former Harrison High and the school was demolished. Alumni are forever indebted to the principals and teachers who gave them a start at Tenth Street School.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission, The Charter Foundation and Alumni of Tenth Street School.
 
Location. 32° 52.572′ N, 85° 10.215′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on East Tenth Street (Georgia Route 18) 0 miles west of Avenue K, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy"
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Tenth Street School Marker
The marker and the top of the steps which led from East Tenth Street to the school.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of West Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. one mile away); Fort Tyler (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. one mile away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 1.3 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
 
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Tenth Street School Marker
The steps leading from East Tenth Street to the marker (on the right) and the site of the school.
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Tenth Street School Marker
Looking east on East Tenth Street
Tenth Street School Marker and Site of the School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
5. Tenth Street School Marker and Site of the School
Tenth Street School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
6. Tenth Street School
One building, possibly a wing of the original school, remains on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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