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Orion in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Orion Institute

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
1. Orion Institute Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1848 by legislative act and donations of citizens. Excellent instruction made it only school of kind for youth in area. Later used as public school until 1929 school consolidation.

Orion settled about 1815, by 1830 saw arrival of wealthy planters. Here on Chunnenuggee Ridge they built homes and cultivated valley plantations.
 
Erected 1953 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 31° 57.665′ N, 86° 0.391′ W. Marker is in Orion, Alabama, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Lockheed Martin Drive (County Route 37) and Old U.S. Highway 231 (County Route 105), on the left when traveling east on Lockheed Martin Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lockheed Martin Drive, Troy AL 36081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church
Orion Institute Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
2. Orion Institute Marker Area
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(approx. 7 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Great Pensacola Trading Path (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mt. Hilliard (approx. 10.6 miles away); Mt. Hilliard Methodist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Historic Troy Post Office (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Orion Institute Ridge View image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
3. Orion Institute Ridge View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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