Colored Memorial School and Risley High School

Colored Memorial School and Risley High School (HMGDT)

Location: Brunswick, GA 31520 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 9.293', W 81° 29.454'

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Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, Colored Memorial High School, was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. In 1936 Risley High School was built on the site of the 1870 Freedmen's School and remained in service until 1955 when a new Risley High School was constructed. Both the Colored Memorial School and Risley High School are landmarks of African-American education in Glynn County.
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HM NumberHMGDT
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number63-5
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Glynn County Board of Education, and the Risley Alumni Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 453211 N 3446870
Decimal Degrees31.15488333, -81.49090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 9.293', W 81° 29.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 9' 17.58" N, 81° 29' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Albany St, Brunswick GA 31520, US
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