Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Gilbert Elementary School
Gilbert school was planned to serve grades one through six, but seven and eight were added in periods of overcrowding. The school was closed in May 1980 and students were transferred to Hibbett Middle School.
The sixty-one year old building was destroyed by fire in 1981.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.949′ N, 87° 41.077′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Gilbert Circle, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. From Florence Blvd/US 72/US 43/ East Tennessee St take right onto (North) Wood Avenue past University of North Alabama staying on North Wood Avenue until you come to Gilbert Street. Take a left, Gilbert Street cross over Willingham Rd to W Gilbert Circle marker is on right side of road. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Place Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homer Givens (approx. ¼ mile away); The University of North Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wesleyan Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Florence State Teachers College (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial Trees (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Lauderdale county, Alabama Eduacation. Schools of Lauderdale County Gilbert School (Submitted on March 10, 2010.)
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