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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Educational Institutions

 
 
Educational Institutions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Educational Institutions Marker
Inscription. Built in 1843, the Wynnton Male Academy (now Wynnton School Library) is considered the oldest such school facility in continuous use in the state. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Industrial High School, built in 1906, was the Nation's first vocational school of its kinds and was listed on the register in 1980. Columbus Public Kindergartens, begun in 1905, were the first in the state and among the first in the nation.
 
Erected 1983.
 
Location. 32° 27.478′ N, 84° 59.721′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Front Avenue north of West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between the railroad tracks and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (below). Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Museums (here, next to this marker); Prize-Winning Newspapers (here, next to this marker); Augusta Jane Evans (1835-1909) (here, next to this marker); Nunnally Johnson (1897-1977) (here, next to this marker); Carson McCullers (1917 - 1967)
Educational Institutions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Educational Institutions Marker
(here, next to this marker); Industrial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Industrial Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benning (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Educational Institutions. The Wynnton Male Academy building is now part of the Wynnton Arts Academy.

Seven years after the old Industrial High School celebrated its 100th anniversary and one year after the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation named it to a list of 10 “Places in Peril,” the Muscogee County School District declared it surplus and ready to sell. From 1991 to 2013, it housed the districts's Academic Success Center. The building is currently being turned into senior citizen apartments.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Education
 
Area around marker along railroad tracks. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. Area around marker along railroad tracks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 239 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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