Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School ~ 1926 - 1970

Marker ID: THC 4B 36
Location: at the intersection of Harris Street and West Jackson Street, Milan, TN
County: Gibson
Coordinates: N 35° 54.893    W 088° 46.053
  35.91488333    -88.76755
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2EA8


Organized in 1926, the Industrial Training School for Negroes was the only training school for Blacks in Gibson County. Later named Gibson County Training School, it was the county's first four-year high school for Blacks. Students came from the towns of