1926 - 1970Organized in 1926, the Industrial Training School for Negroes was the only training school for Blacks in Gibson County. Later named Gibson County Training School, it was the county's first four-year high school for Blacks. Students came from the towns of Kenton, Rutherford, Dyer, Trenton, Fruitland, Humboldt, Gibson and Milan. Prinicals were F. M. Dicky, T. R. Hartsfield, G. W. Anderson and W. J. Burnett. The school's first faculty consisted of Principal F. M. Dickey and teachers Flossie Dicky, Rubye Springer and Sleetie Clark. In 1961, to honor Dr. S. W. Polk and Mrs. Clark, the school's name was changed from GCTS to Polk~Clark High School.
|Marker Number||4B 36|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 340515 N 3975951|
|Decimal Degrees||35.91488333, -88.76755000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.893', W 88° 46.053'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 53.58" N, 88° 46' 3.18" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1041 Harris St, Milan TN 38358, US|
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