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Humboldt in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

George Alexander Sweatt

 
 
George Alexander Sweatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. George Alexander Sweatt Marker
Inscription.

George A. Sweatt Park is named for Humboldt native, George Sweatt, born December 12, 1893. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1912. Following military service in World War I, he attended Pittsburg State University from 1920 to 1922. A good student and all-around athlete, Sweatt earned a teacher's certificate and became that school's first black athlete to receive a letter in football, basketball, and track. In 1922, Sweatt began a seven-year professional baseball career in the Negro National League. He played for four years with the Kansas City Monarchs and three years with the Chicago American Giants, appearing in the first four Negro World Series. Following his baseball career, Sweatt worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1957. He remained active in coaching and youth organizations until his death on July 19, 1983.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Humboldt and Humboldt Historical Society - Museum.
 
Location. 37° 48.105′ N, 95° 25.964′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Wulf Drive near 10th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Sweatt Park. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt KS 66748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
George Alexander Sweatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. George Alexander Sweatt Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Irvine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); 50th Anniversary of Humboldt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kate Burnett (approx. 0.7 miles away); German Evangelical Church, 1860 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Soldier (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); J. A. Coffey (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
 
More about this marker. The Sweatt Monument is set on a concrete pad shaped like a baseball diamond.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Alexander Sweatt. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Alexander "Sharky" Sweatt. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Humboldt, Kansas, Baseball History. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationSportsWar, World I
 
George A. Sweatt Park Flag Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
3. George A. Sweatt Park Flag Pole Marker
George Sweatt and Walter Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
4. George Sweatt and Walter Johnson Marker
Near Sweatt Park in Humboldt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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