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Near Gallion in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oak Grove School

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
1. Oak Grove School Marker
Inscription. Tuskegee educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, Sears, Roebuck & Company president, initiated one of the most ambitiuous school building programs for African Americans in the United States. The Oak Grove School is one example of the more than 5,300 school buildings constructed in 15 southern states between 1912 and 1932 with financial support of the Rosenwald Rural School Building Fund. In 1925, the local community matched Rosenwald's gift and hired Grover Scott to erect this school on land donated by George E. Willis. The first principal was Marie Carrington Jones (1926-1936) followed by Dorothy Agnew Scott (1926-1968). Other teachers included Louise Garrett, Rebecca Mattie Agnew Burks, Roxanna Garrett Dawson, Renona Crawford Martin, Elnora Wilson Barnfield Henderson, Lois Penny Stokes, Willie Glover Love, Eunice Beard, and Rosyln Worthy Bennett.
 
Erected 2001 by the Oak Grove School Heritage Committee and the Cahaba Trace Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 32° 32.786′ N, 87° 40.781′ W. Marker is near Gallion, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker is on Oak Grove Road 0.1 miles west of Alabama Route 69, on the right when
Oak Grove School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
2. Oak Grove School
traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 Oak Grove Road, Gallion AL 36742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Andrew’s Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Freetown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Vine And Olive Colony (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 8.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rural Southwest Alabama Historic Schools. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Oak Grove School Heritage Committee image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
3. Oak Grove School Heritage Committee
Oak Grove School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
4. Oak Grove School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 128 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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