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Georgetown High School / Alma Mater

 
 
Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker
Side 1
Inscription.  
Georgetown High School

A memorial to our beloved Alma Mater. Georgetown High School was established and graduated the first class in 1926. It became accredited in 1932 and continued annual graduations under this name through 1971. The life of the school was less than half a century. In this brief time, from her halls walked many graduates filled with knowledge, integrity and patriotism to pass on for generations. In the grand auditorium students learned to love God, their country and their school. Though with doors closed, these values echoed within her walls until the building was destroyed by fire in July 1990.

Alma Mater
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Hail to Georgetown High.
May she never be forgotten as the days pass by.
She’s the best ~ we’ll always
hail her ~ she will never die.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
Dear old Georgetown High.

Written by Class of 1941
SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE SCHOOL:
Henry M. Kaigler
Ralph M. Balkcom, Sr.
Frances K. House
George M. Phillips
 
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1993 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Georgetown High School Alumni.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1990.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 53.09′ N, 85° 6.033′ W. Marker was in Georgetown, Georgia, in Quitman County. Marker was at the intersection of Middle Street (U.S. 82) and Harrison Street, on the right when traveling west on Middle Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1023 Middle Street, Georgetown GA 39854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown (approx. half a mile away); Quitman County (approx. half a mile away); Quitman County’s Old Jail (approx. half a mile away); Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governors Park (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); Confederate Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama (approx. 2.4 miles away in Alabama); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 2.4 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker
Side 2
Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, March 19, 2021
3. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker
Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker
Side 1: Looking east on US Highway 82 (Middle Street)
Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
5. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater Marker
Side 2: Looking west on US Highway 82 (Middle Street) toward downtown Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on March 20, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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