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, Sumter County, Georgia

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, Georgia

Americus, Sumter County

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.