Leesburg High School, 1922

historic leesburg high school lee county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2012

This historic high school was constructed by Ivey P. Crutchfield, who later went on to become a noted architect in South Georgia and North Florida. The Macon firm of Dennis & Dennis were the architects.

National Register of Historic Places

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  1. On May 19, 1920, voters living in the Leesburg High School district voted to approve a measure to construct and build a high school that would house students from 1st to 11th grades. The school building was completed in 1922.
    In 1942, lunchrooms, co-sponsored by the Board Of Education and the local chapter of the PTA, began operating in the school.
    In the mid-1940s, Leesburg High School was changed to Lee County High to better accommodate students living in Lee County including students from Smithville.
    In 1965, the first integration occurred when three Black senior girls enrolled at the beginning of the school year.
    Hugh Thompson Kearse (b. 1888 in Bamburg , SC, d. 1970) my granddaddy’s twin brother, served as superintendent over a span of 22 years: 1942-1964.
    Joy Fussell Cavin

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