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

Covington City School

1889 – 1957

 
 
Covington City School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
1. Covington City School Marker
Inscription. The old Female College building served the City of Covington Public School system until 1896 when a new building replaced the old structure. At the turn of the century measures to improve public education were begun. A 9-month term was instituted. Teachers had to pass state examinations. The curriculum was broadened. The 11th Grade was added. An auditorium was constructed in 1909. This site served the students of Covington until consolidation of the City and County School System in 1947. The last senior class to graduate from Covington High School was in 1949. The elementary school moved to E. L. Ficquett in 1957.
 
Erected 1996 by Newton County Historical Society Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 33° 35.75′ N, 83° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on College Avenue SE 0 miles east of Oak Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in a park, 50 feet off the road in a group of rocks. Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Female College (here, next to this marker); City Hall (here, next to this marker);
Covington City School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
2. Covington City School Marker
Lucius Q. C. Lamar (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); To The Confederate Dead of Newton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covington Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Education
 
Covington City School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
3. Covington City School Marker
This marker is in the center of the three markers.
Covington City School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
4. Covington City School Marker
The Class of 1927 installed a plaque near the sidewalk at the park, site of the school. The markers are in the distance, mounted on the group of rocks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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