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Lexington in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Montgomery High School

Montgomery High School Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2020
1. Montgomery High School Marker
Inscription.  Preceded by Lexington Colored School, which operated at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Montgomery School was established in 1923 for the education of Negro boys and girls of Lexington and Henderson County, a Rosenwald facility, it was organized as Montgomery High School in 1927. A new school building was completed in 1950 to serve a wider area, including Benton, Decatur, Madison, Perry, and Wayne counties. In highly segregated rural West Tennessee, it was a center for the African-American community. In 1967 the school closed because of desegregation. Montgomery High School was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2007.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 58.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 35° 39.038′ N, 88° 23.985′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker
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is on Montgomery Way south of Barnhill Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Montgomery Way, Lexington TN 38351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street & Monroe Ave (approx. 0.3 miles away); 26 Monroe Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); 24 Monroe Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); 38 South Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 22 Monroe Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); 40 South Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 42 South Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 14 Monroe Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Montgomery High School Building image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2020
2. Montgomery High School Building
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2020. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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