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

Piney Ridge School

Pioneer School Site

 
 
Piney Ridge School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
1. Piney Ridge School Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as Dismal School. Built of pine logs in 1900 on 1½ acres of land given by Zeb Humphreys, the building was about 20 feet square. Seats were rough board benches without backs. Students gathered pine knots to burn in the heating stove. Webster’s Blue-Back Speller, McGuffey’s Reader, and a writing slate were the prized possessions of every student. Chairmen of Trustees were Nathan Langley, Sam Key, Wash Key, and Martin Key. First teacher was John Connelley; the last,
Mrs. Rosa Gibson Fuller

The influence of the beloved old school and her pupils goes on and on. She was consolidated with Meek School in 1926.
 
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 1900.
 
Location. 34° 2.2′ N, 87° 13.069′ W. Marker is near Arley, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 41 and County Route 275, on the right when traveling north on County Route 41. 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
Piney Ridge School Marker (South View) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
2. Piney Ridge School Marker (South View)
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8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Arley School (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Party Line - The “Talking Machine” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bethel School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Arley, Alabama (approx. 3 miles away); Nathan, Alabama (approx. 3.4 miles away); Godfrey College and High School (approx. 10.8 miles away); Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery (approx. 12.7 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arley.
 
Piney Ridge School Marker (North View) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
3. Piney Ridge School Marker (North View)
Piney Ridge School Marker Stands in front of Piney Ridge Church. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
4. Piney Ridge School Marker Stands in front of Piney Ridge Church.
 
 
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 602 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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