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Waverly Hall in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lucy Laney Elementary School

 
 
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
1. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1
Inscription.
Side 1:

On this site, in 1954, Lucy Laney Elementary School was opened with the mission of educating black children in the Waverly Hall, Shiloh, Ellerslie, and surrounding areas. The school was named in honor of Lucy Craft Laney, a famous black educator, from Augusta, GA. Mr. Edward F. Robinson served as the first principal of the school. Grades 1 through 8 were taught there until the integration of area public schools in 1970. After integration, the name was changed to Waverly Hall Elementary. The school closed in 1989 and the building was razed in 2004.

Side 2:

Original Superintendent -- Zade Kenimer
Original Principal -- Edward F. Robinson

Subsequent Principals:
William A. Long
Reverend George P. McKinney
Theodore C. Bowen
Louie Otis Meadows, Jr.
 
Erected 2010 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Edward F. Robinson, George H. Luttrell, Jr., Sandra Bruce, Ella Marshall, Michael Harris and Dan Akins.
 
Location. 32° 40.967′ N, 84° 44.933′ W. Marker is in Waverly Hall, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is on Georgia Route 208 0 miles west of Dunbar Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
2. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2
Marker is at or near this postal address: 6858 Highway 208, Waverly Hall GA 31831, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waverly Hall (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); The Wire Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kingsboro & Cataula (approx. 7.2 miles away); Richard Christmas (approx. 8 miles away); Hamilton Female College (approx. 8.7 miles away); B. F. White (approx. 9 miles away); U.S.S. Harris County (approx. 9 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
3. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
4. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1
Looking west on Georgia Highway 208
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
5. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 1
The site of the school, now a park, is in the background.
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
6. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
7. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2
Looking east on Georgia Highway 208 toward Waverly Hall
Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2012
8. Lucy Laney Elementary School Marker, Side 2
A photograph of the single-story Lucy Laney Elementary School building, torn down in 2004, appears on the back of the marker (click to enlarge).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 31, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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