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Near Somerville in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Hill School

 
 
Union Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
1. Union Hill School Marker
Inscription.  
Home of Morgan County's First State
Basketball Champions, 1950

This team won
County, District and State Championships
compiling a season record of 38-1

Team Members
James “Bobo” Bowling, Mel Bowling,
Melvin Compton, Albert Criscoe, Billy Johnson,
Lester Lenox, Earl Morris, Harold Morris,
Richard Parker, Henry Steadham

Coach: Delmer Bagwell
Manager: Elbert Boyd
Principal: E.C. McDaniel

 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 34° 28.397′ N, 86° 37.351′ W. Marker is near Somerville, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Hill Road and Apple Grove Road, on the right when traveling east on Union Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2221 Union Hill Road, Somerville AL 35670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valhermoso Springs (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lacey's Spring (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg
Union Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
2. Union Hill School Marker
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Triana, Alabama (approx. 9.9 miles away); First Permanent Court House, Morgan County (approx. 10 miles away); Somerville, Alabama (approx. 10 miles away); The Boeing-Vertol A/ACH47A Helicopter Gunship (approx. 11.3 miles away); Gilliam Springs Baptist Church (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Regarding Union Hill School. Union Hill defeated Fyffe 40-33 to win the Class A state championship, according to Alabama High School Athletic Association archives.
 
Also see . . .  At the top of the hill | With Harold Morris in charge, Union Hill took a state hoops title. From The Decatur Daily archives. Originally published June 6, 2005. (Submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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