Lanier High School

Lanier High School (HM1CXI)

Location: Lanett, AL 36863 Chambers County
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N 32° 52.338', W 85° 12.022'

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The school was located at three different sites on Cherry Drive. Its beginning was in The Blue Hall Building adjacent to Goodsell Methodist Church. Later it was moved to the Dallas/Jackson Home and became the Jackson Hill School. In 1921, George H. Lanier provided funds to annex high school space. It became a part of Lanett City Schools, and the name changed to Lanier High. Lanier High was accredited in 1935 and six students constituted the first graduating class. The Darden family donated land and in 1937 a new school was built for grades 3-12 on the present site. Later, the Home Economics Building and Shop were added.

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Until 1959 Lanier High was the only school in The Greater Valley area that conferred high school diplomas on Black students. Reuben Dallas, S.Q. Bryant and L.B. Sykes were the principals who served from the early 1920s-1969. System-wide restructuring resulted in Lanier High losing grades 7-12, and in 1970 it became L.B. Sykes Lanett Jr. High with grades 6, 7 & 8. L.B. Sykes was accredited in 1974-75. The Lanier High building was demolished during the Summer of 1991, leaving the Home Economics Building as the only remnant of the school.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission And The Charter Foundation
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 668367 N 3638565
Decimal Degrees32.87230000, -85.20036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.338', W 85° 12.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 20.28" N, 85° 12' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1250-1274 Cherry Dr, Lanett AL 36863, US
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