Auburn in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Predecessors of Perry-Rainey Institute - Harmony Grove Academy, Mulberry High School and Perry-Rainey College.
Named for Reverend Hiram Rainey and Mrs. W.T. Perry, donors. Institute opened 1893, chartered in 1894, first graduation 1896.
Sold in 1915 to the Christian Church and became Southeastern Christian College until 1924. Sold to Barrow County in 1928 and Administrative Building became Auburn-Consolidated School. Building was torn down in 1958. Only girls dormitory remains owned by R & R Manufacturing Co.
Erected by Friends of Barrow County Historical Society and City of Auburn. (Marker Number 1983.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 34° 0.618′ N, 83° 49.464′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 7th Street, on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn GA 30011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 3.4 miles away); Little Mulberry Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Oak Tree (approx. 3.9 miles away); Karina Miller Nature Preserve (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Stone Structures (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bethabra Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Dr. William Hinton House (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
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