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Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Claysville Junior High School

 
 
Claysville Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 26, 2017
1. Claysville Junior High School Marker
Inscription. Claysville School was born of community pride and the tireless labor of the people. Built on five acres bought for two dollars per acre from C. W. Baird, Sarah Baird, and H. D. Walls, Claysville School was completed on February 19, 1929. Led by future Claysville principle, Carl Waldrop, students and others from the community helped to carry the stones from the surrounding mountain ridges that were used to construct the $14,000 fieldstone building. The first four classrooms and an auditorium were built by A. M. Alred with monetary donations and much of the labor supplied by the people.

Construction of the Guntersville Dam and its accompanying relocation of people in the area increased the population of the Claysville community resulting in the consolidation of the schools at Bakerís Chapel and Henryville. By 1950, indoor restrooms and five classrooms had been added as well as a lunchroom. By 2003, the campus had grown to two classroom buildings, an activities building, a lunchroom, and a gymnasium on twenty-two and one-half acres.

Although many teachers, support employees, and generation of students have walked these hall since the schoolís first days, pride in the community and the school has not waned. This pride and unending community support have accompanied the evolution of the 1928 fledgling school to the present
Claysville Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 26, 2017
2. Claysville Junior High School Marker
school nestled on the banks of the beautiful Guntersville Reservoir.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 24.423′ N, 86° 16.246′ W. Marker is in Guntersville, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is on Claysville School Road 0.1 miles east of Florida Short Route (U.S. 431), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Claysville School Rd, Guntersville AL 35976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Troops Burn Guntersville During Civil War (approx. 3.2 miles away); History of Guntersville (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Gunter (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Marshall County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Events in Marshall County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Section of Core (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ravine Used For Protection Against Yankee Shelling (approx. 3.8 miles away); Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guntersville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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