“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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
Montgomery High School Building image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2020
2. Montgomery High School Building
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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hometown of Buddy Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle for Lexington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mills Darden (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Raid (approx. 6˝ miles away); Red Mound (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2020. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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