Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships
Here James A. Killgore (1888-1966) and his wife, Ophelia Parker, operated a grocery store from 1916 to 1944. The Killgores worked hard, practiced frugality, and invested money wisely, desiring to help deserving students pursue a college education. The Killgores willed one million, two hundred thousand dollars for a trust fund to provide college scholarships for graduates of Lee County High Schools: Auburn High, Opelika High, Beauregard High, Beulah High, and Smith's Station High. Since 1967, the Killgore Scholarships have assisted hundreds of students with their college education.
Some Terms of Scholarships
Since its beginning over 900 students have received scholarships. The Killgore Scholarships were established to reward students for their efforts and to encourage them to continue their education. Four-year scholarships are awarded annually to students from Auburn, Beauregard, Beulah, Opelika, and Smith's Station High Schools for achieving excellence. Girls receive $750 each year, boys $500. Military service, personal illness or
Erected 1997 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 32° 38.734′ N, 85° 22.721′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue B and South 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Avenue B. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 912 Avenue B, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (about 400 feet away); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Lee County Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (about 700 feet away); South Railroad Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.