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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

George Clem School

1887 - 1965

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2015
1. George Clem School Marker
Inscription. In 1887, with assistance from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the George Clem School was organized as Greeneville College. In 1932, the Greeneville Board of Education leased the property to provide public education for Negroes. Three years later, George Clem was appointed principal. Consisting of grades one through ten, the school was renamed Greeneville College High School. In 1937, the 11th grade was added. A year later, the school became an accredited four-year school. In 1939, the city purchased the school and renamed in the George Clem School. A decade later, the original building was demolished and the present building was erected in 1950. The school closed in 1965 when the public schools desegregated, and it became the location of the Greeneville City Schools Central Office.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 85.)
 
Location. 36° 9.878′ N, 82° 50.399′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of West Summer Street (Business U.S. 11E) and Floral Street, on the left when traveling west on West Summer Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2015
2. George Clem School
within walking distance of this marker. Bridge Burners (approx. 0.2 miles away); Opera House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dickson - Williams Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Dickson - Williams Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Death of Gen. John Hunt Morgan (approx. half a mile away); General Morgan Inn (approx. half a mile away); Death of John Morgan (approx. half a mile away); Classic American La France (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
George Clem School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2015
3. George Clem School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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