Hutto School

Hutto School (HMRF7)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
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N 30° 54.5', W 84° 33.583'

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The first school for former slaves in this county was established in 1869 and was known as the Whittier School and Tabernacle for Colored Children. It was on Shotwell Street and had grades 1-7. The name soon changed to Whittier Normal School since graduates were permitted to take state teacher's exams. In 1895 George Hutto became Principal. The following year, after the Plessy v Ferguson "separate but equal" court decision the Shotwell Street building was torn down and Mr. Hutto was authorized to erect a new school at this site. At that time the name was changed to Bainbridge Colored Grade School. Mr. Hutto served as principal until his death in 1922.

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The school was re-named in honor of Mr. Hutto and his widow Addie became principal. By her efforts a matching grant from the Rosenwald Fund was obtained to build a high school on the site. Grade 11 was added in 1928. Accreditation came in 1929 with the name Hutto High School. After 52 years of service Addie Hutto retired in 1942 and William Mann succeeded her. Grade 12 was added in 1953. Hutto High graduated its last class in 1970. Later that year Hutto High combined with Bainbridge High and this facility became Hutto Junior High. In 1990 it became Hutto Middle School.

HM NumberHMRF7
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 733220 N 3421995
Decimal Degrees30.90833333, -84.55971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.5', W 84° 33.583'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 30.00" N, 84° 33' 34.98" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1116 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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  1. Decatur County School Superintendent Tim Cochran is try to change Hutto High School colors, mascot, and erase the history of this school. This school is a historical site and marker and therefore I feel like the law of the land and the historical committee should step up to preserve our history of this school and what he is doing is racial. I thought that historical landmark and building are supposed to stay the way they are and be preserved, with that being said that mean the color, mascot and the name. This was a school that was build for the color back in 1895 and it was called Bainbridge Colored Grade School. In 1929 the name was changed to Hutto High School. I feel like they are trying to erase our history.

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