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Near Fort Gaines in Clay County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oakland High School

 
 
Oakland High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Oakland High School Marker
Inscription. Founded in the 1880ís Oakland High Schoolís name was derived from oak trees which grew in abundance at this location when the school building was constructed. The school originally had 10 grades. Mrs. Arlene Newton Richardson taught here from 1908 to 1912 and established the first home economics course taught in southwest Georgia. Students participated in the course from as far away as Columbus and Macon, Georgia. Six students comprised the last graduating class in 1929. The next year Oakland became a junior high school. It closed its doors in 1937 when classes were consolidated with Fort Gaines High School. The old school building was demolished in 1957.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Students, Family and Friends of Oakland High School.
 
Location. 31° 35.433′ N, 84° 50.806′ W. Marker is near Fort Gaines, Georgia, in Clay County. Marker is on Martha Berry Highway (U.S. 27) half a mile south of Hartford Road (Georgia Route 37), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is one-half mile south of Sutton's Crossroads, the intersection of US 27 and Georgia 37. It is off the road in heavy brush, and can be difficult to see. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Gaines GA 39851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Oakland High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Oakland High School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vilulah Settlement (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 11.3 miles away); Clay County Courthouse (approx. 11.9 miles away); Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines (approx. 11.9 miles away); Clay County (approx. 11.9 miles away); Queen City of the Chattahoochee (approx. 11.9 miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gaines.
 
Categories. Education
 
Oakland High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Oakland High School Marker
Looking north shows the difficulty in seeing the marker: US 27 is to the left, and the marker is in the trees and brush to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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