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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

T.V. McCoo High School / Dr Thomas Vivian (T.V.) McCoo

T.V. McCoo High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, May 7, 2022
1. T.V. McCoo High School Marker
T.V. McCoo High School
In 1957, Eufaula citizens supported a bond issue that included, among other education projects, construction funds to relocate and build a new Van Buren High School facility. Completed in the same year, the campus was used continuously until May 1970. During the 1970-71 school year, total city-wide desegregation was in place so black and white students attended Eufaula High School together. The building is now used as a multi-purpose facility by the City of Eufaula.

On December 31 1961, the Eureka Social Club sponsored a ceremony at Van Buren High School to honor Dr. T.V. McCoo for his fifty-two years of service to his fellow men as a beloved physician and civic leader. At this event, Dr. W. D. Moorer, chairman of the Eufaula School Board, announced that the name of the school would be changed to T.V. McCoo High School.

Dr.Thomas Vivian (T.V.) McCoo
Born in Glennville, Alabama, T.V.McCoo graduated from Leonard Medical School at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In early 1909. following his marriage to Gertrude Coffee,
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he began his practice of medicine in Eufaula where he was a physician for almost fifty years. McCoo was a Mason and a member of the First African Baptist Church where he was head of the Board of Trustees for forty years. He was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Following Dr.McCoo's death, Joel P.Smith, editor of The Eufaula Tribune and Eufaula School Board member, noted that he not only "...a competent physician who rendered invaluable service to the suffering, but equally as important, he was a dedicated civic and religious leader for many years,"
Erected 2017 by Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Sen. Billy Beasley, Rep. Berry Forte, Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1961.
Location. 31° 52.908′ N, 85° 8.483′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on School Street east of Engram Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 School St, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governors Park
Dr Thomas Vivian McCoo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, May 7, 2022
2. Dr Thomas Vivian McCoo Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); World War I Doughboy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eufaula (approx. 0.8 miles away); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Honor of All World War II Veterans (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
More about this marker. Marker was damaged for 5 years before being replaced.
T.V. McCoo High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, May 7, 2022
3. T.V. McCoo High School Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 9, 2023