Fairhope in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 2000 by Marietta Johnson Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 30° 31.375′ N, 87° 54.709′ W. Marker is in Fairhope, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on South Mobile Street. Utopia Park overlooking South Beach. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perdido AL 36562, 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. Land, Capital, Labor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tears of Sorrow (about 600 feet away); Welcome to the Fairhope Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairhope Museum of History (approx. half a mile away); Craig Turner Sheldon Confederate Rest Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Brodbeck and Zundel General Merchandise Store (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Village of Montrose / Montrose (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairhope.
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1. Utopia Park. overlooks South Beach Park. It features a bronze statue by Frances J. Neumann, Barbara Casey and Richard Arnold honoring Marietta Johnson, 1907 founder of the School of Organic Education in Fairhope and an early advocate of progressive education. To the south is a seahorse sculpture by Bruce Larsen.and John Rezner. Parking available along South Mobile St. (Submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Welcome to the Marietta Johnson Museum. The Marietta Johnson Museum, located in Fairhope, Alabama, is dedicated to one of its most remarkable citizens, the revolutionary educator who founded her school here in 1907 (Submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Marietta Johnson. Excerpt:
Her school reached its zenith in the 1920s, in part because of John Dewey's book and its(Submitted on October 8, 2022.)
Three buildings of the school were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 as School of Organic Education.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 193 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week October 9, 2022. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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