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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chambers Ave. / Ed Davis School

 
 
Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, December 9, 2020
1. Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker
Inscription.  
Site of school built in 1894 for African American students. First principal, Charles Steele was founder of the school and of black education in Georgetown. He served until his death in 1908. Edward B. Davis, principal 1908-34, added a two-year high school in 1911 and four-year program in 1924.

Under Davis's leadership, school became one of 19 black high schools accredited in Kentucky. Name changed to Ed Davis School in 1929. Football team "Mud Turtles" won Blue Grass Conference in 1929, 1930, 1949; tied with Dunbar, 1948. Grade school closed, 1937. Supreme Court's 1954 ruling on segregation led to high school's closing, 1956.
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society, presented by Ed Davis Reunion Committee. (Marker Number 2112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.853′ N, 84° 33.136′ W. Marker is

Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, December 9, 2020
2. Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker
in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on Chambers Avenue just north of Marks Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 Chambers Ave, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown College (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. half a mile away); Scott County, 1792 (approx. half a mile away); Remember the Raisin! (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. / Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (approx. half a mile away); Scott County Jail / Scott County Jailer's House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Royal Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, December 9, 2020
3. Chambers Ave./Ed Davis School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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