“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Valley in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Fairfax Kindergarten

Fairfax Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. Fairfax Kindergarten Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1916, the kindergarten was one of five original public buildings in the Fairfax Mill Village. Each mill village had an efficient, attractive, and well kept kindergarten for children ages four to six. LaFayette Lanier, Sr. was the inspiration for the kindergarten system that was put into operation. In his newsletter of July 16, 1917, William Teagin, Alabama Superintendent of Education, commended West Point Manufacturing Company for its commitment to education. The kindergarten was in operation until 1983 and is now privately owned.
Erected 2003 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and The Charter Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1862.
Location. 32° 47.555′ N, 85° 11.23′ W. Marker is in Valley, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard and Combs Street, on the right when traveling south on Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 Boulevard, Valley AL 36854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
Fairfax Kindergarten image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. Fairfax Kindergarten
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as the crow flies. Fairfax First Christian Church (a few steps from this marker); Armed Forces Tribute (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Langdale Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lanier High School (approx. 5.6 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 5.8 miles away in Georgia); Battle of West Point (approx. 5.8 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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