Tag Archives: Washington County

Unidentified Church, Georgia

Davisboro, Washington County, Georgia

Middle Hill School, Georgia

Washington County

The Middle Hill School is located next to the Middle Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The school was started in 1879. Gussie Wright, Geneva Ford, and Rosa Williams were listed as teacher’s in the school. I believe this building would have been built in the 1920s.

Much appreciation to Katherine Helms Cumming for providing history.

Charles Madden House, Georgia

Tennille, Washington County

This Queen Anne House was designed by architect, Charles Choate, who focused on designing buildings and homes in the South. Charles Madden was a Black railway clerk who worked his way up the ranks and was able to afford and contract a known architect to build his home. Tennille has the railroad that rights through town, and the tracks are a less than a bock from this home. It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

T. J. Elder High and Industrial School, Georgia

Located in Sandersville, Georgia, the T. J. Elder High and Industrial School is a Rosenwald School built in 1927 for $18,600. The six-teacher type school was expanded behind the building over the years. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Named for Thomas Jefferson Elder, Elder was an important educator who opened his first school in 1889. He and his wife, Lucy Lillian Phinizy, are buried in front of the school.