Where kids went to school in this area a long time ago.
This was the school located in Kent, Alabama until around 1960. It was here that I attended the First Grade in 1944-1945. I had a wonderful teacher named Willie Lee Harris, who was a caring, compassionate teacher that got me off to a great start.
This was the school at Central, Alabama, just north of Eclectic. Don't have much of a bio on it. Would appreciate some help on its history. Apparently purchased by the Central Baptist Church for a family center.
The old school building at Fleahop, just southeast of Eclectic. It was told that there was a goat herd in the area and that the fleas would hop from the goats onto the children as they walked by them on them on their way to school. I don't know when the school ceased to be used. It was used brief...
Unusual story for an old school building. This school building is located on the north side of Eclectic. It was built in the 1960's for the black community being developed near it. When the segregation ended the students were sent to the previously white only schools and the use of the building w...
The old Union School building that was on Alabama Highway 50 in the Union Community. It was used briefly as the Union Academy after it ceased to be a public school. This pic was just before it was torn down and you can tell that it had already fallen into hard times.
The old 2-room school at Pleasant Hill, between Rushenville and Claude. The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church has purchased this building and is in the process of renovating it. If any of you know about the history of this building, please let me know.
The old school building at Roxanna. It is located just across the Tallapoosa-Lee county line just to the north of Notasulga. Thanks to Janet Waldrop Cresswell for this great photo of this historic place. She is pursuing a bio for this building that surely contains many memories.
This old school building was built about the same time as the Red Hill School, circa 1927, by Julius Rosenwald, as a school for black children on the north side of Lake Martin. It was one of about 5,000 school buildings built for black children around the south to help them hard times the Jim Crow ...
Some locations and buildings in our area where there were schools many years ago. I you have a pic or know of one we don't have on here please let us know.