“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Radcliff School

Radcliff School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 17, 2004
1. Radcliff School Marker
Inscription. In the fall of 1914 Radcliff School was organized in Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. At that time it was known as Wynnton Hill School. J. L. Bond was principal and the first head teacher was Mrs. S. A. Cody. When the building burned, the school was relocated to Wynnton Hill Baptist Church and later Primitive Baptist Church. In 1929, the school name was changed to Radcliff after a new building was erected on land purchased through a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation. Mrs. Cody was principal with an enrollment of 100 pupils. Radcliff became a junior high in 1940 and, in 1944, became the second senior high school in Columbus for blacks. Mr. B. F. Mosely was principal from 1935-1952 and Dr. M. A. Clarke and Mr. B. T. Stafford followed him. Radcliff was destroyed by fire in 1971.
Erected 1993 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Muscogee County School District, and Radcliffonians.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 32° 27.376′ N, 84° 57.198′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Radcliff Avenue 0 miles north of Martin Luther King Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands in a church parking lot, the former site of the school. Marker is at or near this postal address: Opposite 526 Radcliff Avenue, Columbus GA 31906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Elms (approx. one mile away); Wynnton School Library (approx. one mile away); The Cedars (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 Camp Benning / Fort Benning (approx. 1.2 miles away); Carson McCullers (approx. 1.3 miles away); He Helped Bring And Keep Fort Benning (approx. 1.4 miles away); Circus Train Wreck Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); William H. Spencer High School (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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