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Elba in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Curtis School

Early 1900’s to 1967

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 9, 2012
1. Site of Curtis School Marker
Inscription.  Curtis School was organized in the early 1900’s and was originally located ½ mile south, where New Ebenezer Baptist Church now stands. A new school was built on this site in 1929 when Curtis, Mt. Zion, and Rhodes Schools were consolidated. Danley’s Crossroads School joined Curtis School in 1931. The building burned in 1940 and was rebuilt in 1941. After the school closed in 1967, it was vacant for a few years until it was destroyed by fire.

E. C. Griffin served as the last principal. Other principals included R. L. Farris, F. T. Waldon, D. B. Nelson, J. E. Cheatum, and C. M. Byrd.
 
Erected 1989 by Curtis Alumni and Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 31° 23.765′ N, 86° 9.373′ W. Marker is in Elba, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on Alabama Route 141, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elba AL 36323, 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. First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Folsom Estate
Site of Curtis School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 9, 2012
2. Site of Curtis School Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Folsom Birthplace (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Court Square (approx. 5½ miles away); City of Elba (approx. 5½ miles away); The Depot / Opp, Alabama (approx. 9.9 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 10.6 miles away); Arwood School Site (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elba.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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