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Greene County, Georgia, High Schools — The Name Game

Greene County High School alumni apparel
While adding some Greene County Georgia high schools to, I became hopelessly confused about what school was named what and when.

Below are some of my findings. It is quite possible that NOTHING below is true. It is bits and pieces I picked up from various websites (“it must be true, I saw it on the Internets”) or found in old newspapers (“Dewey Wins!”) or just made up because nothing else made sense.

PLEASE!!! I need your help. I will update this post as comments are received from our loyal follower(s?). I’m 99% sure there are schools completely missing from this timeline (Siloam?, others?). I’m also 99% sure my original timeline is wrong. Let’s make this the one place on the Internet where people can find a complete history of Greene County high schools. Thanks.

School Opened Closed Mascot Colors
Greensboro High School (White) ? 1965 Tigers Black & Orange
Greensboro High School (Black) ? ? ? ?
Greene County High School (Black) ? 1956 Tigers Black & Gold
Floyd T. Corry High School 1956 1971 Tigers Black & Gold
Greene County High School 1965 1982 Tigers Black & Orange?
Greene-Taliaferro High School 1982 2001 Tigers Black & Gold
Greene County High School 2001 open Tigers Black & Gold
Union Point High School (White) ? 1965? Bulldogs ?
Union Point High School (Black) ? ? Bulldogs ?


1492-1955 I have no idea, except they were probably the Black & Orange Tigers. (:
1956 Apparently there was an African-American school named Greene County High School, because in 1956, it was renamed Floyd T. Corry High School.1
1965 Greensboro schools and Greene County schools were consolidated. Greensboro High School became Greene County High School. (Did Union Point consolidate?)
1971 Corry High School was integrated into Greene County High School.
1982 Greene County High School and Taliaferro County High School consolidated and GCHS was renamed Greene-Taliaferro High School.
2001 Taliaferro County High School re-opened and GTHS was renamed Greene County High School.

1 Rome News-Tribune, Nov. 30, 1955:
“A truck collision…took a life…in Georgia yesterday.
Floyd Thomas Corry, 56, Greene County school superintendent for 19 years, died in a collision of his pickup truck and another driven by [name withheld] at Siloam. Sheriff L. L. Wyatt said [name withheld] of Rt. 3, Greensboro, was charged with failing to yield right of way at an intersection. A passenger in Corry’s truck, Hatchett Thornton, of White Plains received head cuts.”

What do you know about Greene County’s high schools?