Valdosta Institute - Lowndes Co., GA
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N 30° 49.848 W 083° 16.975
17R E 281647 N 3413080
Quick Description: The Valdosta Institute marker is located on Central Avevue (US Highway 84) across the road from the old Carnegie Library in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 10:33:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM4NRE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 14

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows:

S. M. VARNEDOE WAS ADMINISTRATOR OF A TEN-GRADE PRIVATE SCHOOL. THE VALDOSTA INSTITUTE, 1885 – 70. FAMOUS AMONG ITS STUDENTS WAS J. H. “DOC” HOLIDAY. THE MASONS AND SEVERAL CHURCHES ALSO USED THE INSTITUTE AS A MEETING PLACE. AFTER THE PURCHASE IN 1885, OF THE PROPERTY FROM THE WELLS ESTATE, A NEW BRICK BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED. IN 1895 THE VALDOSTA INSTITUTE BECAME A PUBLIC SCHOOL. THE BRICK BUILDING CONTINUED TO HOUSE SECTIONS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL UNTIL IT WAS RAZED IN 1958.

The marker was placed by The Valdosta Town Committee.

Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1993

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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