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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools

 
 
William L. Grant Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. William L. Grant Marker side
Inscription.  
William L. Grant
Wm. Grant (1820-82), Covington city clerk, councilman, and state rep., supported public education for black children. He deeded land on Seventh Street for elementary school, which opened 1880; renamed Lincoln School 1909. A black high school named in honor of William Grant opened in 1886.
Presented by City of Covington

Lincoln and Grant Schools
In 1931, this building constructed for black elementary and high schools to be known as Lincoln Grant and William Grant Schools. High school closed in 1965 and elementary in 1976. The original Seventh Street site occupied by the Board of Education; Northern Kentucky Community Center housed here beginning 1976.
Presented by Kenton County Fiscal Court

 
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2000.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Lincoln and Grant Schools Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Lincoln and Grant Schools Marker side
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 39° 4.914′ N, 84° 30.379′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenup Street (Kentucky Route 17) and East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Greenup Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 Greenup Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Price (a few steps from this marker); Dr. James E. Randolph (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); African American Elks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clayton-Bullock House (approx. ¼ mile away); Noted Historian (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Regarding William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools. The building now houses the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission's Lincoln Grant Scholar House. It provides housing and support services to single parents who are attending college full-time.
 
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William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools Marker

1. African American Schools in Kenton County, KY. Entry from the Notable Kentucky African Americans Databse. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Lincoln-Grant School (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration form. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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