Information from one of the original placards at the entrance on the Dodds Avenue building.
Placard was relocated to the new school building on Hwy 58.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
ERECTED UNDER LEGISLATIVE
ACT OF 1899 AND BY RESOLUTION
OF THE COUNTY COURT
APRIL TERM 1906
SETH M. WALKER – COUNTY JUDGE
R. L. JONES – COUNTY SUP’T
T. S. MOODY – GENERAL CONTRACTOR
CHAS E. SMITH – STONE
ALLEN & CURRY – BRICK
ADAMS & ALSUP ARCHITECTS
Research by Buffy Hoge
Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.
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3 thoughts on “Origin of Central High School of Hamilton County”
All the history of Central is slowly coming together. Thanks Buffy for this information.
Legislative Act of 1889 not 1899. It took Hamilton County 17 years to decide on a plan to add high schools.
Charlie, everything I’m seeing says 1899.