Tag Archives: Americus

Campbell Chapel AME Church-Americus, Georgia

Designed by Louis H. Persley, the first Georgia-registered Black architect, the Romanesque Revival church was built in 1920. It is still an active congregation for the Americus community.

Shady Grove School-Americus, Georgia

Sumter County

Built in 1921, this is the Shady Grove School, a Rosenwald three-teacher type school in Sumter County, Georgia. Later known as the Nunn Industrial School, it cost $2,300 to build.

Old Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Mary Elizabeth Myrick Daniels-Americus, Georgia

Mary Elizabeth Myrick is one of the founders of Phi Mu sorority. Born to a prominent family, she was one of the few women who received a college education during the 1800s. She attended Wesleyan College when she was only sixteen. For a fuller bio, you can read about her on the Phi Mu website.

She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, Georgia.