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History of Meek School

 
 
History of Meek School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
1. History of Meek School Marker
Inscription.  
Meek School was erected on ten acres of land given by Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Wadsworth. Chiefly through the efforts of Warren Hamner and Claude Miller, Meek School become the first consolidated school in Winston County. In the Spring of 1923, Nathan Valley Springs, Old Arley, Smith School House, Cool Springs, Hiller (also known as New Hope and Gibson), Piney Ridge, Old Melville, Possum Trot, Old Bethel, Old McClellan Chapel, Flat Rock, Ardell, Helicon and Crane Hill Schools were combined to form Meek School. Until then students could not finish high school in Eastern Winston County. The original wooden building was approximately one hundred yards north of this location. A second rock building was later built and too was replaced by the current facility. Still Meek School marches on, doing herself proud. Built up from many schools. Meek School now stands strong in our Community. Certainly she has proven true the dreams and hopes of her founders.
On Old Winston's Eastern border,
Reared against the sky,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
As the years go by.
(Adapted from the writings of Gladys L. Chambless)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 34° 4.679′ N, 87° 12.768′ W. Marker is in Arley, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is on County Road 41 north of Nathan Loop Road (County Road 1285), on the left when traveling north. Marker is in front of Meek Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6615 Co Rd 41, Arley AL 35541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arley, Alabama (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meek High School War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Early Post Office Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nathan, Alabama (approx. one mile away); The Party Line - The “Talking Machine” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Arley School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Piney Ridge School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Former Site of Smith Schoolhouse (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arley.
 
Also see . . .  Arley's A.B. Meek School. Free State of Winston website entry:
Detailed history of the school. (By Gladys L. Chambless) (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
History of Meek School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
2. History of Meek School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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