Attapulgus High School

Attapulgus High School (HMR9Z)

Location: Attapulgus, GA 39815 Decatur County
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N 30° 44.81', W 84° 29.09'

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A male academy was established in Attapulgus in 1836 and a female academy in 1852. A four-room frame building was built on the site after establishment of public education in Georgia in 1872. In 1921 Mariola School joined Attapulgus and a frame stucco building of eight rooms was built. It burned in 1922. In 1925 Amsterdam School merged with Attapulgus and an eight-room brick building was built. In 1933 the locals provided materials and the WPA provided labor to build "THE SHELL", a gymnasium. Later an AG building, classrooms and a lunch room were added.
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With county consolidation, the High School was moved to Bainbridge in 1966 and the elementary grades in 1971. In 1972 a tornado badly damaged the main building and destroyed the gymnasium and AG building. The County Board declared the property surplus and sold it to Attapulgus Baptist Church in 1973. With dedicated teachers, an excellent curriculum was taught. When the Attapulgus School closed, all teachers held masters degrees or better. Many of the school's graduates went on to higher education, performing as well or better than those from larger schools.
HM NumberHMR9Z
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission, Alumni of Attapulgus School and the Decatur County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 740782 N 3404248
Decimal Degrees30.74683333, -84.48483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 44.81', W 84° 29.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 44' 48.60" N, 84° 29' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 Church St, Attapulgus GA 39815, US
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