Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Washington Carver High School
Carver High was consistently ranked as one of the top segregated schools in the state, and students excelled in both academics and athletics. Carver won nine state band competitions and eight state sports championships in the Prairie View Interscholastic League. There were
The high school closed after the 1966-1967 school year as a result of desegregation. Carver Elementary School was then located here from 1967 until 1995, when a former oil storage pit was discovered on the property. The buildings were demolished in 2002 and a new Carver Elementary was dedicated at a nearby site. Carver School, which originally laid the educational foundation for area black children, continues to educate the Baytown community.
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16480.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 29° 43.583′ N, 94° 58.715′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Drive and Carver Street, on the right when traveling south on Lee Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baytown Post Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); Goose Creek Stream K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bayland Orphans Home (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 225 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.