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Clintonville in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clintonville Academy

January 11, 1860

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 14, 2012
1. Clintonville Academy Marker
Inscription. Chartered as Clintonville Male and Female Academy. Building erected 1860: occupied January, 1861. The first school in Coffee County to teach beyond the sixth grade. Clintonville, for many years, was recognized as the cultural and educational center of the county.

This area was first known as Indigo Head. In 1845 one of the first voting precincts was located here. Clintonville post office established June 16, 1849.

Some of pioneer families were – Fleming, Brooks, Hutchison, Gunter, Sawyer, Goynes, Watson, Moates, Carmichael, Warren, Brock, Harding, Wilks, Peacock, and Helms.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 31° 24.773′ N, 85° 53.574′ W. Marker is in Clintonville, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on Alabama Route 51, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brockton AL 36351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arwood School Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); Enterprise Academy (approx. 7 miles away); Boll Weevil Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rawls Hotel (approx. 7.2
Clintonville Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 14, 2012
2. Clintonville Academy Marker
miles away); Enterprise Depot (approx. 7.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 8.8 miles away); City of Elba (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
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