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Near Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Henry County Training School

Established 1914

 
 
Henry County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
1. Henry County Training School Marker
Inscription. Founded by Laura L. Ward. Building designed and constructed by Jim McCauley on land given by Glass Maybin. Classes began Sept., 1917. Principals who served school were: J. H. Jackson, W. R. Rosser, Felix Blackwood, Sr., and William B. Ward, Sr. First teachers were: Laura L. Ward, Bertha Matthews and Mattie Belle.

School operated for 53 years until closed June 30, 1970. During this time it served as principal educational center for black citizens of Henry County, graduating a total of 1297 students.
 
Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 34.671′ N, 85° 19.019′ W. Marker is near Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 25 and County Road 225, on the right when traveling south on County Road 25. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosa Parks Lived Here (approx. 1.7 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad/Pelham House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (approx. 3.9 miles away); A County Older Than the State
Henry County Training School Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
2. Henry County Training School Marker Area
(approx. 4 miles away); Henry, The Mother County (approx. 4 miles away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 4 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 4 miles away); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Regarding Henry County Training School. Designed and built by Rosa Parks’ father, James McCauley.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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