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Red Bay in Franklin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Red Bay School

 
 
Red Bay School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
1. Red Bay School Marker
Inscription. The first school building was built around 1900 by local citizens. The building was located just across from the Methodist Church. The building was a one-room structure & there were 2 teachers who taught at the school. All pupils walked to school & had to walk to a spring to get their water. The next Red Bay School was located where our Bay Tree Park is now. That school was also a white frame building. The school was described as having four rooms downstairs, three rooms upstairs, & an auditorium. By 1910, there were 6 teachers in that school. Red Bay did not have a 12th grade. This school burned in 1926. Classes were held in the churches in town & in the old theater building while the new school was being built. The new building, unlike the buildings before, was brick. In this new school building, grades 1-12 were taught. This was Red Bay's 1st high school. It opened in 1927-28.

In the 1930's the agriculture & home economics building was constructed. As enrollment increased, extra classrooms & a lunchroom were added. In 1949 a gymnasium was added. The junior high building & lunchroom were added in the mid 1950's.

On Nov 27, 1967, the 40-year-old building burned. Again, Classes were held in churches & the Masonic Hall. A new modern elementary building was completed in 1969. The combined acreage of the Red Bay School
Red Bay School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
2. Red Bay School Marker
Campus is approx. 40 acres. Red Bay has an outstanding educational & athletic program. The school lunchroom offers a nutritious breakfast as well as lunch.
 
Location. 34° 26.471′ N, 88° 8.644′ W. Marker is in Red Bay, Alabama, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street Southeast and 4th Avenue South (Alabama Route 24), on the right when traveling north on 1st Street Southeast. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Bay AL 35582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Bay Depot & Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yarber Grist Mill (about 300 feet away); Bay Theater (about 300 feet away); Red Bay Ice and Gin Company (about 300 feet away); The Calaboose (about 300 feet away); Pride in Our Past, Faith in Our Future (about 500 feet away); Mac McAnally (approx. 6.2 miles away in Mississippi); History of Vina (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Red Bay.
 
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Red Bay School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
3. Red Bay School Marker
Red Bay School desk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
4. Red Bay School desk
Can be seen at Red Bay Museum
Red Bay School desk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
5. Red Bay School desk
Can be seen at Red Bay Museum
Red Bay School Teachers Desk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
6. Red Bay School Teachers Desk
Can be seen at Red Bay Museum
Red Bay School band uniforms image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
7. Red Bay School band uniforms
Can be seen at Red Bay Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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