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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hilton School

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Hilton School Marker
Inscription. Formal education began in 1897 on land from J.C. Hudspeth and Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman. A petition in 1924 halted a new school at Waters Ford. In 1925 a spacious masonary school opened one mile west of this marker for students from Freeman, Hilton, Rock Hill and Sowhatchee. The name was changed to Hilton Consolidated School. In 1932 students came in from Byrons Academy, Centerville and Lucile. Vocational classrooms, canning plant, lunchroom and gymnasium enhanced the complex before the high school closed in 1955. An elementary school continued until 1960. Many lives and destinies were shaped here.
 
Erected 1994 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends of Hilton School.
 
Location. 31° 17.75′ N, 85° 3.528′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Hghway (Georgia Route 62) and Martin Road (County Route 25), on the right when traveling west on Columbia Hghway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Covered Bridge 2 Mi. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
Hilton School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Hilton School Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 3 miles away in Alabama); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 3.1 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away in Alabama); Columbia, Alabama (approx. 3.1 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
Regarding Hilton School. The Hilton School no longer stands.
 
Categories. Education
 
Hilton School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Hilton School Marker
Looking northeast on Georgia Highway 62 toward Blakely
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 15, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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