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Near Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Washington Carver School

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
1. George Washington Carver School Marker
Inscription. On these grounds in 1939, Henry Ford built a school to serve the educational needs of the African-American children of lower Bryan County. Professor Herman Cooper was appointed as the Principal when the school opened later that year, originally with grades one through six. Ford named the school in honor of the prominent African-American educator and agriculturist from Tuskegee Institute, Dr. George Washington Carver. In March 1940 Dr. Carver attended the dedication ceremonies here for the new school named in his honor.
 
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 31° 52.3′ N, 81° 15.583′ W. Marker is near Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Bryan Neck Road (Georgia Route 144) 0 miles north of Carver School Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); George W. McAllister (approx. half a mile away); The Clay Family of Bryan Neck (approx. half a mile away); Burnt Church Cemetery
George Washington Carver School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
2. George Washington Carver School Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Richard J. Arnold (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hardwicke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Additional keywords. Henry Ford
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
George Washington Carver School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
3. George Washington Carver School Marker
Looking south on Bryan Neck Road, with the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church, the oldest African-American church congregation in lower Bryan County, in the distance.
George Washington Carver School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
4. George Washington Carver School Marker
The building in the rear is the partially dismantled old gym from the George Washington Carver School. It was in use from 1938 to about 1960.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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