Athens High and Industrial School

Athens High and Industrial School (HMPYY)

Location: Athens, GA 30601 Clarke County
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N 33° 57.417', W 83° 23.082'

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Established in 1916-1917 and accredited in 1922, Athens High and Industrial School (AHIS) was Georgia's first four-year public high school for African-American students. Originally known as Reese Street School, founded in 1914, AHIS offered a full curriculum of classes including Latin, Greek, literature, history, chemistry, and physics. Industrial classes were offered in the evenings for adults. Leading black educator Samuel F. Harris served as principal of AHIS until his death in 1935. In 1933, AHIS moved to this location, previously the site of the Knox Institute which was founded by the Freedmen's Bureau in 1868.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number29-06
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the AHIS/BHHS Alumni Association, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation and the Athens Historical Society, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 279642 N 3759945
Decimal Degrees33.95695000, -83.38470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.417', W 83° 23.082'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 25.02" N, 83° 23' 4.92" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-447 Reese St, Athens GA 30601, US
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