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Merry High School

 
 
Merry High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
1. Merry High School Marker
Inscription. With the addition of the twelfth grade in 1922 the South Jackson School on Church Street, the city's only secondary school for black youth, was renamed Merry High School in honor of Austin Raymond Merry (1856-1921), the principal who had pioneered the school's change from the elementary to the secondary level. The school was moved to Tanyard Street in 1935 and then in 1957 to new facilities located on Lane Avenue at Royal Street. Merry High School merged with formerly all white Jackson High School in 1970 by court order to form Jackson Central Merry High School.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 43.)
 
Location. 35° 37.676′ N, 88° 48.744′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Lane Avenue and Royal Street, on the right when traveling east on Lane Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Lane Avenue, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lane College (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Luther Jones (approx. half a mile away); Lambuth College (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant
Merry High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
2. Merry High School Marker
(approx. one mile away); David Crockett (approx. one mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Andersons & Claytons Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Merry High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
3. Merry High School Marker
Merry High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
4. Merry High School Marker
Merry High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
5. Merry High School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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