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Atmore in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Escambia County Training School

 
 
Escambia County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Escambia County Training School Marker
Inscription. In 1920, a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School and operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and a brick building was erected with assistance from Rosenwald School fund and it was renamed the Escambia County Training School. The current school buildings date from 1959, 1980, and 1981. Located on what was once 8th Avenue, the school offered instruction in academic and industrial education, and students also participated in many extracurricular activities. The girls' basketball team won the State Championship in 1950-1951. The boys' football team went undefeated and were regional champions in 1958-1959. The boys' basketball team were also regional champions in 1965 and 1968. The first principal was Robert L. Bradley and Woodrow McCorvey Sr. was principal when the high school closed in 1970 due to integration. The campus became the Escambia County Middle School for the next 30 years.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage

 
Erected 2016 by the Atmore Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 31° 1.864′ N, 87° 28.776′ W. Marker is in Atmore, Alabama
The view south towards marker on Martin Luther King Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The view south towards marker on Martin Luther King Avenue.
, in Escambia County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Avenue north of McGlasker Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Martin Luther King Avenue, Atmore AL 36502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams Station, Alabama 1866-1897 / Atmore Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away); Canoe Station (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Some maps still list Martin Luther King Avenue as 8th Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  NorthEscambia.com, online newspaper article on dedication of the marker. (Submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Escambia County Training School behind marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Escambia County Training School behind marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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