Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The original Lincoln School was formally dedicated on Sunday, September 8, 1940. The two-story building was a hallmark for the Black Community and marked a new beginning for education. The life of the school was interwoven with the fabric of the community. For a quarter of a century, Lincoln School served not only the educational needs of the community but also was the focus for community activities and a source of great pride. For Lincoln Alumni, the school song is as true today as when it was written.
Hail, Hail to Purple and Gold,
High, High the Banners we'll hold.
Sincere we will be to you,
More Loyal, courageous and ever true.
Hail, Hail, to Dear Lincoln High.
Loving you till the day that we die.
Gleaming with your truth and grace
No other can take your place.
The new Lincoln School is a rededication of the commitment to a full partnership between the community and the school to provide a quality education for all children. To those who follow us, remember our heritage and the strength that comes from diversity.
Motto 1992 Lincoln Reunion
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education.
Location. 36° 43.68′ N, 86° 35.075′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Walker Street west of John J. Johnson Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 John J Johnson Avenue, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lincoln School (a few steps from this marker); "Sue Mundy's" Grave (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Stone Jail / Jailer's Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cash-Carter Wedding / Walk the Line (approx. half a mile away); Simpson County Civil War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Beverly L. Clarke (approx. half a mile away); Simpson County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Simpson County Desert Shield / Desert Storm Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.