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Hoover in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rocky Ridge Elementary School

First School in Hoover Area

 
 
Rocky Ridge Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 2, 2012
1. Rocky Ridge Elementary School Marker
Inscription. A subscription school organized in the 1850ís in Rocky Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Land deeded by church in 1881 to build a log school. In 1912, Professor E. D. Watkins taught all classes to the 30 students. In 1918, his 15 year old daughter, Mary, hired as a sub, taught for the next 48 years. More facilities were added in 1966. The current modern school opened with 35 rooms and a kindergarten in 1997.
 
Erected by Hoover Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 24.587′ N, 86° 45.936′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Rocky Rodge Road (County Road 115) and Acton Road, on the left when traveling north on Old Rocky Rodge Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the entrance road to the school campus. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briarwood Presbyterian Church PCA (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monte D'Oro (approx. 2.2 miles away); Founding Of Hoover (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hoover (approx. 2.8 miles away); Patton Chapel Church 1866
Rocky Ridge Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 2, 2012
2. Rocky Ridge Elementary School Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); A History Of Vestavia Hills (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sibyl Temple (approx. 3.4 miles away); Vestavia Hills Baptist Church / George Ward 1867-1940 (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hoover.
 
More about this marker. Unfortunately there is an error on this marker. The teacher's name was E. C. Watkins.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Heather Skaggs of Hoover, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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