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.
|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?