Designated as the sixth fastest-growing county in the United States, unprecedented growth continues to be a motivating factor in the life of Henry County Schools.
This remarkable growth seems appropriate for a school system that traces its educational roots back to 1850. In her extensive account of the evolution of Henry County, The Mother of Counties, Vessie Thrasher Rainer found that in the early 1900s there were three schools in McDonough - the McDonough Institute, also known as the Miss Tippi School, and McDonough High School, also known as Ham School, and a large, two-story school building erected by the black population of McDonough.
For information regarding the museum, please contact Administrative Services. The museum is open to the public during regular business hours and tours of the museum and the building can be arranged through the Administrative Services department.