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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
Radcliff School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
2. Radcliff School Marker
The Nazareth Baptist Church is to the east of the marker, across the street.
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); The First Breech Loading Cannon (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Columbus Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wynnton Community (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
 
The Carter Monumental Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, just north of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
3. The Carter Monumental Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, just north of the marker.
Radcliff Cemetery, just west of the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
4. Radcliff Cemetery, just west of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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