Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School Historical

Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School Historical (HM1TWR)

Location: Lynch, KY 40855 Harlan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.985', W 82° 55.987'

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(Side One)
This brick facility was built in 1923 by the United States Coal and Coke Co., then leased to Lynch Colored Common Graded School District. Students from Benham and Lynch enrolled in the high school. The first four graduates received their diplomas in 1928.

(Side Two)
W.L. Shobe was principal, 1939-56, and was an outstanding and progressive administrator. After Professor Shobe's retirement, Coach John V. Coleman promoted to principal; school name changed to West Main High. School had many notable students and athletes.

Presented by Lynch Pirates Alumni Association
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327914 N 4092892
Decimal Degrees36.96641667, -82.93311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.985', W 82° 55.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 59.1" N, 82° 55' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 244-298 KY-160, Lynch KY 40855, US
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