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W. E. Knox Civic Center

161 W Clinton St.
Gray, GA 31032

Originally dedicated on November 29, 1936, this building educated students from 1st grade through 11th grade,12th grade was later added in 1950 and served as the county school through 1991. Ellamae Ellis League of Macon, the first licensed female architect in Georgia, was in charge of the building design. W. E. Knox served as the school superintendent and also served as chairman of the building committee. M. J. Wood, D. V. Childs, George B. Slocumb, the board of education and J. A. Burnette of the county commissioners also made up the remainder of the building committee. This building was later dedicated as The W. E. Knox Civic Center on November 17, 2007, in memory of Mr. W. E. Knox. Mr. Knox made an impact on the community by his service with The Kiwanis Club, the Masons and as a church leader at Gray United Methodist Church.