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Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Claysville Junior High School

Claysville Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, November 26, 2017
1. Claysville Junior High School Marker
Inscription.  Claysville School was born of community pride and the tireless labor of the people. Built on five acres bought for two dollars per acre from C. W. Baird, Sarah Baird, and H. D. Walls, Claysville School was completed on February 19, 1929. Led by future Claysville principle, Carl Waldrop, students and others from the community helped to carry the stones from the surrounding mountain ridges that were used to construct the $14,000 fieldstone building. The first four classrooms and an auditorium were built by A. M. Alred with monetary donations and much of the labor supplied by the people.

Construction of the Guntersville Dam and its accompanying relocation of people in the area increased the population of the Claysville community resulting in the consolidation of the schools at Baker’s Chapel and Henryville. By 1950, indoor restrooms and five classrooms had been added as well as a lunchroom. By 2003, the campus had grown to two classroom buildings, an activities building, a lunchroom, and a gymnasium on twenty-two and one-half acres.

Although many teachers, support employees, and generation of students have walked these hall
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since the school’s first days, pride in the community and the school has not waned. This pride and unending community support have accompanied the evolution of the 1928 fledgling school to the present school nestled on the banks of the beautiful Guntersville Reservoir.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 34° 24.423′ N, 86° 16.246′ W. Marker is in Guntersville, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is on Claysville School Road, 0.1 miles east of Florida Short Route (U.S. 431), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Claysville School Rd, Guntersville AL 35976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Paramore's Federal Bombardment of Guntersville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Federal Troops Burn Guntersville During Civil War (approx. 3.2 miles away); History of Guntersville (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Gunter (approx. 3.2 miles away); Colonel Montgomery Gilbreath House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Errol Allan Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); Section of Core (approx. 3.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Marshall County (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guntersville.
Claysville Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, November 26, 2017
2. Claysville Junior High School Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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