Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William H. Spencer High School
Erected 1990 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Muscogee County School District.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1875.
Location. 32° 27.684′ N, 84° 58.782′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on 10th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Columbus Stockade Blues” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ninth Street Branch YMCA (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Ma" Rainey Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James AME Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bradley Olmsted Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
More about this marker. One of the stops on the Black Heritage Trail.
Regarding William H. Spencer High School. The original school building burned, and the school was moved to another location. Moved yet again, Spencer High School continues today in Columbus. A later school built on the original site is now closed and fenced off.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 226 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.