Holly Pond in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The History of Holly Pond School
In 1873, a one-room schoolhouse was built in Holly Pond in the triangle between Highway 278 and the Blountsville Road. In 1890-91, a new two-story, four-room frame structure was built on Highway 278, across from the Baptist church. In 1905, a red, two-story frame structure with seven rooms was constructed along the New Hope Road. After a wind storm damaged this building, a second structure, a white, two-story frame building with an identical floor plan, was constructed on this site. A one-story. brick structure was added in 1927. Prior to 1928, the school offered instruction in the first through tenth grade. Eleventh and twelfth grades were added in 1928-29. The first senior class graduated in 1929 with seven students. In 1952. a fire destroyed the school. It was rebuilt the following year. The campus presently houses an elementary, middle, and high school.
Determining that the more economical approach was fewer, larger schools, the Cullman County Board of Education consolidated eleven community schools into Holly Pond School between 1918 and 1963. State and local tax laws enacted in the 1920s allowed
New Home — 1918
Shaddrix — 1931
Pine Grove — 1932
Redan — 1936
New Hope — 1939
Unity — 1941
Oak Level — 1945
Center Point — 1946
Brooklyn — 1952
Union Grove — 1956
Walter — 1963
Erected 2019 by Alabama Historical Association; Presented by Holly Pond Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 34° 10.604′ N, 86° 37.164′ W. Marker is in Holly Pond, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on Wesley Avenue (County Road 1669) 0.2 miles north of U.S. 278, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 New Hope Road, Holly Pond AL 35083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church Holly Pond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Guy Hunt (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Holly Pond Cemetery (approx. half Federal Raid (approx. 5.9 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 6.8 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 6.8 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Pond.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.