Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Fifth Avenue School
Site of Alabama's First Public School Integration
Sponsored by Huntsville Public School, College and University Foundations & Friends 2004
Erected 2004 by Huntsville Public School, College and University Foundations & Friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1848.
Location. 34° 43.165′ N, 86° 34.861′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church Huntsville, Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Hooper Councill High School Site (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of General Morgan (approx. half a mile away); Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Public Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thrasher Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
More about this marker. Governors Drive was formerly called Fifth Avenue from which the school's name was taken.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.