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Arley in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Arley School

Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & ‘Rithmetic

 
 
Old Arley School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
1. Old Arley School Marker
Inscription.  Only two-room schoolhouse for miles around. Built in 1903, “The Big Room” was a two-story building with the Masons using the upper story. “The Little Room” was a later addition. The basic studies were the three R’s and The Golden Rule. Teachers gave of time and talent beyond the call of duty, and the influence of the old school was felt around the world. Some graduates joined their fellows in World War I where they were dubbed “Those Fighting Devils from Alabama”. The first teacher is not known; the last were Dewey Mitchell, principal, and Nellie Fritz. In 1923 the school joined with others to form Meek School, the first consolidated school in the County.
 
Erected 1978 by The Arley Community Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 34° 3.79′ N, 87° 13.397′ W. Marker is in Arley, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is on County Route 41 south of Mellville Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker located across
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from the Arley First Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arley AL 35541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Party Line - The “Talking Machine” (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Meek School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Arley, Alabama (approx. 1.3 miles away); Meek High School War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Piney Ridge School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nathan, Alabama (approx. 2 miles away); Early Post Office Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); Former Site of Smith Schoolhouse (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arley.
 
Old Arley School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
2. Old Arley School Marker
Old Arley School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
3. Old Arley School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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