Mary Ray School

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Title

Mary Ray School

Subject

Mary Ray School

Description

Located in the Raymond community on Sheddon Avenue, this old school began as a one-room school house about 1910. The community of Raymond was named after Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ray, and the school was named after Mary Ray - the Mary Ray Memorial School. Mrs. Allie Snyder was one of the students of the first school session, and S.L. Robertson told how he and C.C. Owen of Newnan came to school in an ox cart. Two school rooms and a lunch room were added to the original building, and a hand-painted canvas curtain was installed on the stage. At one time the school was put under the direction of the county because of lack of funds for proper operation and upkeep. It was turned back to Raymond when the schools were consolidated and moved to East Coweta. Later the G.I.'s used it for a while for study. The building is still standing and is used as the Raymond Community Building.

Publisher

Newnan Times-Herald

Contributor

Mary Effie Bridges

Rights

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Identifier

CCR 1985.05.23

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Date Added
July 31, 2016
Collection
Coweta County Remembered
Item Type
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Citation
“Mary Ray School,” Newnan-Coweta History Center, accessed May 30, 2024, https://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.omeka.net/items/show/19.