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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington Street School

A Bedrock of Black History in Newton County, GA.

 
 
Washington Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
1. Washington Street School Marker
Inscription. In 1889 Washington Street School was established under the Covington City School system. The old building burned in 1939. Students and faculty met for two years in Black Churches.
1941 -- A new brick school house was completed. The name and traditions remained the same.
1947 - The city and county school systems consolidated.
1955 - Washington Street High School faculty and students moved to R. L. Cousins School.
1971 - The Washington Street Grammar School closed.
1979 - Washington Street Community Center, Inc. was organized.

WASHINGTON STREET SCHOOL – A BELOVED LEGACY

"Consider education not as the painful accumulation of facts but as the transmission of our mental, moral, technical and aesthetic heritage as fully as possible to as many as possible . . . " Durant
 
Erected 2003 by Newton County Historical Society Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Location. 33° 35.617′ N, 83° 52.1′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on School Street just south of Washington Street (Route 81), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the wall of the Washington Street Community Center, adjacent to the
Washington Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
2. Washington Street School Marker
At the front entrance to the Washington Street Community Center
front door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4138 School Street, Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capture of Covington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Covington Square (approx. half a mile away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); To The Confederate Dead of Newton County (approx. half a mile away); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Female College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Covington City School (approx. 0.7 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Washington Street School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
3. Washington Street School
Now the Washington Street Community Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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