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Ellaville in Schley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ellaville High School

Ellaville History Wall

 
 
Ellaville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
1. Ellaville High School Marker
Inscription.  This frame building was the school for the African-American students in Ellaville until 1951, when the State Department of Education conducted a study that recommended that all Black Schools in Schley County be consolidated. Located on Spivey Street and Poplar Circle, the building was used as a community center as well as a school. It was a school until 1957 when the John H. Lewis School was built. The school building was demolished sometime after that. Commissioned in memory of Mrs. Ida Lou Greene-Johnson (class of 1941) by her daughter, Freida Johnson-Jones; Commissioner Rosa Greene Smith Thompson (class of 1947) by her daughter Angeli Sharon Smith; Sammie Black Sr., with love, by Cora, Elaine, Sammie Jr., and family; Luther and Louise Johnson and Salena Greene by Martha Johnson-Howard. Additional donations by Douglas Tatum, Clarence White, Evelyn Greene-Haynes, Maggarie K. McCluster, Louis King Jr., Horace Cottle, Dennis Moore, P. Calvin Hill, and Charlamange Brown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 32° 14.258′ 
Ellaville High School Mural image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
2. Ellaville High School Mural
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N, 84° 18.439′ W. Marker is in Ellaville, Georgia, in Schley County. Marker is on South Wilson Street just south of Oglethorpe Street (Georgia Route 26), on the right when traveling south. Marker and mural are located on the Ellaville History Wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 South Wilson Street, Ellaville GA 31806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ellaville Depot (here, next to this marker); Ellaville High School • Schley County High School (here, next to this marker); Greene's Dairy (here, next to this marker); The Peacock Hotel (here, next to this marker); Hill's Mill (here, next to this marker); Stevens Cotton Gin (a few steps from this marker); Suwannee Store (a few steps from this marker); Gill Drug Company (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellaville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ellaville History Wall
 
Ellaville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
3. Ellaville High School Marker
Ellaville History Wall image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
4. Ellaville History Wall
Marker is #8 of 12, visible on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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