Austin Raymond Merry

Austin Raymond Merry (HM19LO)

Location: Jackson, TN 38305 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 36.185', W 88° 48.831'

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1854 - 1920

When the Jackson school system organized in 1879, the first black educator and principal hired was Austin Raymond Merry. Professor Merry pioneered the development of the first school for African Americans in Madison County. He established the South Jackson School for Colored which was the forerunner of what was to become Merry High School.

Professor Merry received his B.A. and Masters degrees from Fisk Univerity in the 1800's and was the first African American in Jackson, Madison County to have a college degree. Mr. Merry dedicated his life to making a quality education available to Jackson and Madison County Black youth.
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HM NumberHM19LO
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 335697 N 3941440
Decimal Degrees35.60308333, -88.81385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 36.185', W 88° 48.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 36' 11.10" N, 88° 48' 49.86" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 S Royal St, Jackson TN 38305, US
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