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Selden Park

3401 Ross Road

Brunswick GA 31520

From marker:

Selden Normal & Industrial Institute Established 1903 Operated by Negro citizens of Brunswick and Miss Carrie E. Bemus, high school courses in teacher training - practical and industrial arts site purchased by indutrialist E. P. Selden and Dr. Charles Selden, a Christian missionary to China, named Selden in honor of Dr. Charles Selden. Later taken over by board of general missions, presbyterian church north, and became a presbyterian school. Three principals served: Miss Carrie E. Bemus, Rev. H.A. Bleach, and Rev. S.Q. Mitchell. Consolidated with Gillespie Institute, Cordele, Ga., 1933 Presented by Selden Alumni and Former Students.

Original Board of Directors Rev. S.G. Dent, Sr., Chas. A. Shaw, Alex Atkinson, Rev. John Williams, Mrs. Ellen Buggs.

Glynn County Commissioners R.L. Holtzendorf, Chairman, John E. Taylor, R.E. Owens, Gerald Edwards, Roy J. Boyd.


Selden Park is a public park with playground, two tennis courts, swimming pool, three picnic pavillions, one basketball court, a baseball field, and a soccer field host plenty of games outdoors. Its gym contains three indoor basketball courts. Former site of Selden Normal & Industrial Institute (Selden Normal & Technical Institute); an all Black school. The institute, which operated from 1903 until 1933, was among the first to educate Black people on the intermediate level in the Coastal Georgia area.

No alcoholic beverages alllowed Place trash in the receptacle No selling of food or beverages Violators will be prosecuted and removed from the park


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