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West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tenth Street School

 
 
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 29, 2006
1. Tenth Street School Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1931, Tenth Street School provided an education for African-Americans in all grades. Over the years, graduates distinguished themselves in education, law, medicine, religion, government, and military. In 1956, a new school was built for high school students and Tenth Street became an elementary school. In 1970, Tenth Street was integrated to serve all West Point students, grades four through seven. Students were transferred in the mid-1970s to the former Harrison High and the school was demolished. Alumni are forever indebted to the principals and teachers who gave them a start at Tenth Street School.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission, The Charter Foundation and Alumni of Tenth Street School.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 32° 52.565′ N, 85° 10.24′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on East Tenth Street (Georgia Route 18) 0 miles west of Avenue K, on the right when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, 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. Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of West Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Tyler (approx. 0.9 miles away); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. one mile away); Lanier High School (approx. 1.7 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  West Point Council re-installs marker after land clearing. (Submitted on November 22, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Tenth Street School Marker
The marker and the top of the steps which led from East Tenth Street to the school.
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Tenth Street School Marker
The steps leading from East Tenth Street to the marker (on the right) and the site of the school.
Tenth Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Tenth Street School Marker
Looking east on East Tenth Street
Tenth Street School Marker and Site of the School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
5. Tenth Street School Marker and Site of the School
Tenth Street School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
6. Tenth Street School
One building, possibly a wing of the original school, remains on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker in its nearby new location.
• Historical pictures of Tenth Street School. • Can you help?

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