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Bakerhill in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Freemount Junior High School

 
 
Freemount Junior High School marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 18, 2021
1. Freemount Junior High School marker
Inscription.  Established c 1895, Freemount Junior High School was an important black school in the Eufaula area. It was originally established within the Freemount AME Church which once stood about 300 feet south of this site. The school was later moved to this location on December 18, 1934 after four acres of land were acquired. In 1967 a Gymnasium, with attached classrooms, was added on the east side of County Road 36 at the junction of Alabama Highway 131. The school closed in 1969 due to integration of public schools in Barbour County. Freemount AME Church is now situated on the property once occupied by the school.
 
Erected 2007 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission & Freemount Junior High School Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 31° 47.97′ N, 85° 14.451′ W. Marker is in Bakerhill, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 131 and Dennis Road, on the left when traveling
Freemount Junior High School marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 18, 2021
2. Freemount Junior High School marker
west on State Route 131. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 AL-131, Eufaula AL 36027, 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. Indian Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (approx. 8.1 miles away); General Grierson’s March (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 8.4 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Liberty United Methodist Church / Hilliardsville (approx. 8˝ miles away); A Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 8˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Former Freemount Junior High School image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 18, 2021
3. Former Freemount Junior High School
Now the Freemount African Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 18, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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