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Covington in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Site of Byars-Hall High School

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. The Site of Byars-Hall High School Marker
Inscription. In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall. Byars was headmaster of the male high school in Covington, while Captain Hall was headmaster of the Mountain Academy in Mt. Carmel. Byars-Hall occupied this site during the period 1911-70.

Byars-Hall was a joint county and city high school of the first class and was operated under the state law governing county high schools. It offered four-year courses of study which prepared its students for college and the practical duties and responsibilities of life. In 1921 Byars-Hall was declared an A-1 (highest classification) high school, one of only seven A-1 schools throughout the state.

Throughout its existence Byars-Hall maintained a high academic standing and achieved great successes in both academics and athletics. Byars-Hall graduates number more than 3600.
 
Erected by Byars-Hall Alumni Group-Bill Hadley, Historian.
 
Location. 35° 33.462′ N, 89° 38.947′ W. Marker is in Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is on West Sherrod Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington TN 38019, United States of America.
 
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The Site of Byars-Hall High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. The Site of Byars-Hall High School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Jacob Tipton (a few steps from this marker); Charles B. Simonton (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. mile away); Thomas Goode (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tipton County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Tipton County in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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