The Hiram Rosenwald School

The Hiram Rosenwald School (HM8PZ)

Location: Hiram, GA 30141 Paulding County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.812', W 84° 45.624'

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In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community school construction of public schools forAfrican-American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local communities who raised additional funds. By the 1930's one in every five rural southern schools for blacks had been constructed with aid from the Rosenwald Fund, a total of nearly five thousand schools throughout the South. The Hiram Rosenwald school opened in 1930 as the Hiram Colored School. It was the only Rosenwald school in Paulding County and, at that time, the only African-American school with a library in the county.The school operated from 1930 until 1955.
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HM NumberHM8PZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Rosenwald Schools series.
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Marker Number110-1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, U.N.I.T.E., and the Hiram Rosenwald School Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 707132 N 3751130
Decimal Degrees33.88020000, -84.76040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.812', W 84° 45.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 48.72" N, 84° 45' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 855 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, Hiram GA 30141, US
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