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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ballard-Hudson Senior High School

 
 
Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2005
1. Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker
Inscription.  Ballard-Hudson Senior High School was built in 1949 as the only high school in Macon for African Americans in grades nine through twelve. The school represents the merger of two schools: Ballard High School, a private school with roots in Lewis High School, established in 1868 by the American Missionary Association, and Hudson High School, a public industrial high school. In 1970, the same year a federal court required the integration of all public schools in Georgia, Ballard-Hudson Senior High School was reorganized and renamed. Among noted Ballard-Hudson graduates are Georgia musicians Otis Redding and “Little Richard” Penniman.
 
Erected 2004 by The Georgia Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Committee for the Ballard-Hudson Senior High School. (Marker Number 11-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
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Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
May 31, 2016
2. Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker
View of the marker from the lawn of the Ballard-Hudson Middle School out onto Anthony Road.
49.199′ N, 83° 39.486′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Anthony Road and Stephens Street, on the right when traveling east on Anthony Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1070 Anthony Road, Macon GA 31204, 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. A different marker also named Ballard-Hudson Senior High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer University (approx. one mile away); Vineville United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Oglethorpe (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Wesleyan College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wesleyan College (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
May 31, 2016
3. Ballard-Hudson Senior High School Marker
An dusk view of the marker from the sidewalk with Ballard-Hudson Middle School in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,914 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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