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Fort Valley in Peach County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

 
 
St Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 20, 2004
1. St Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. This parish had its origins in the Episcopal Church’s support of Fort Valley High and Industrial School in 1913, which it operated from 1919 until 1939 in partnership with the American Church Institute for Negroes in New York, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the Diocese of Georgia. In 1939 the school became Fort Valley State College and part of the University System of Georgia. Fort Valley College Center became St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in 1958. Through a gift from New York philanthropist Ethel Mary Cheney Thorne, the current building was designed by Stanislaw Makielski and constructed in 1939-1940.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historical Society and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. (Marker Number 111-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 32.489′ N, 83° 53.756′ W. Marker is in Fort Valley, Georgia, in Peach County. Marker is at the intersection of State University Drive and St Lukes Lane, on the right when traveling south on State University Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 State University Drive, Fort Valley GA 31030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); Peach County (approx. one mile away); James A. Everett (approx. one mile away); Home of Samuel Henry Rumph (approx. 6.5 miles away); Gen. John B. Gordon (approx. 10.3 miles away); Governor John Houston (approx. 11.1 miles away); Perry Methodist Church (approx. 11.1 miles away); Perry United Methodist Church (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Valley.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
The church is in the background.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
4. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
5. St Luke’s Episcopal Church
 
 
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