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

Pike Road School

Pike Road School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 27, 2014
1. Pike Road School Marker
Inscription.  Montgomery County's first school to consolidate rural, one-room school houses into grades one through twelve opened November 11, 1918. The school was built by the Montgomery County Board of Education on 30 acres of land at a cost of $40,000 with monies loaned and donated by families from surrounding settlements. Hailed by the U.S. Commissioner of Education when it was featured in the Alabama Exhibit at the 1926 Sesquicentennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, the school subsequently attracted foreign educators from Europe and South America interested in observing the system. The last graduating class was in 1945; the school remained a junior high school until its closing in May 1970.
Erected 1997 by the Pike Road School Alumni Association & the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1970.
Location. 32° 17.079′ N, 86° 6.156′ W. Marker is in Pike Road
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, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Road (County Route 85) and Flinn Road, on the right when traveling south on Pike Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4696 Pike Road, Pike Road AL 36064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Pike Road Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marks House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Taylor Field (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ray Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Chantilly Plantation (approx. 4.2 miles away); Georgia Washington School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pike Road.
Regarding Pike Road School. On October 26th, 2015 the city of Pike Road announced the recent acquisition of the historic Pike Road Consolidated School, previously owned by the United Pentecostal Church, which it will refurbish for $5 million to be used by the new Pike Road School System.

The former school, which covers 26,000 square feet, was founded in 1918 and closed in 1970. Suzanne Freeman, superintendent of Pike Road School, said the plan for the property is to turn it into a middle school.
Pike Road School Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 27, 2014
2. Pike Road School Area
Old Pike Road School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 27, 2014
3. Old Pike Road School
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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