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Melber in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Melber School / School Consolidation

 
 
Site of Melber School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Site of Melber School Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Melber School
Site of 1st Melber school building in 1897. Became Melber Jr. H. S. in 1903. Building burned on Oct. 1, 1929. New brick building opened Aug. 25, 1930. Between 1937-1954, Melber served grades 1-12, and between 1954 1963, elem. grades. Melber Elem. School consolidated with Lowes High School in 1963.

School Consolidation
Early Ky. school districts were very small. System abolished in 1908 in favor of county school system. After 1920s, consolidation common in Ky. Changes in agric. & out-migration contributed. Pupils of outlying districts transported to Melber & Lowes. By 1930, state standards for teachers began, and school year increased to 7 mos.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Melber Alumni Association. (Marker Number 2324.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 56.669′ 
School Consolidation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. School Consolidation Marker
N, 88° 43.542′ W. Marker is in Melber, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is on State Highway 339 0.1 miles south of County Line Road (State Highway 1820), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11819 Highway 339, Melber KY 42069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John the Evangelist Church / St. John the Evangelist School (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 6.9 miles away); Forrest's Bivouac (approx. 7˝ miles away); Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 7.9 miles away); Whitehaven (approx. 8.4 miles away); Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field, Paducah, Ky. (approx. 8.4 miles away); Paducah Community College (approx. 8˝ miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Site of Melber School / School Consolidation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Site of Melber School / School Consolidation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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