Camp Hill in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Edward Bell High School / Alma Mater
Edward Bell High School
On this site Tallapoosa County Training School, later named Edward Bell High School, became the first high school for African Americans in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1931, with graduation of its first two students in 1933. It was a pioneer educational institution for students in the County and beyond, with an emphasis on college and vocational curricula. In 1947, citizens of the community built the first gymnasium, lunchroom, and additional classrooms from donated building materials. During the late 1950’s the older building burned and a new building was constructed at a nearby site. Extracurricular activities included sports, band, newspaper, photography, solar energy, hydroponics, aquaculture, greenhouse, and gardening projects. The school bore the name of Edward Bell, one of its several outstanding principals. School colors were Royal Blue and White and the mascot was the Bear.
Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater, dear
Thru the years, you’ve shone your beacon light
Over hills and valley clear
Let our hearts
Dear EBH, thou name and fame
shall ever live and flourish through the ages.
Our school so dear, All hail to thee!
Our Alma Mater, All Hail!
Erected 2015 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 32° 48.384′ N, 85° 38.985′ W. Marker is in Camp Hill, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Senator Claude Pepper Drive (Alabama Route 50) and Newell Street, on the left when traveling west on Senator Claude Pepper Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Hill AL 36850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Universalist Church of Camp Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Ward Military Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. (approx. 6.8 miles away); Johnson J. Hooper (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tallapoosa County Peace Officers (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alabama Mills WWII Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle Of Horseshoe Bend (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Hill.
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