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Hutto School - HCC- Bainbridge,Ga.-Decatur Co
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N 30° 54.495 W 084° 33.596
16R E 733199 N 3421985
Quick Description: Located on the Grounds of Hutto Middle School MLK Jr. Blvd Bainbridge,Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2010 2:27:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM8KBV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
(Side 1)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 1985 George Hutto became principal. The following year, after the Plessy Vs 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.

(Side 2) 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.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: None

Date: 2004

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society

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