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Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hatcher School

1949-1969

 
 
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By Angela Nichols
1. Hatcher School Marker
Inscription.  Hatcher School was created as a result of the dreams and sacrifices of the people of the community. Black children in Centre had to travel to Cedar Bluff to attend school. The State purchased land and citizens of the community provided funding and labor. Mr. Donald H. Starr, Sr. was the first principal. Students walked to school until the purchase of buses in 1956. Black students county wide were then transported to Hatcher School. Hatcher closed in 1969 due to desegregation.
 
Erected by Historical Preservation Society - Cherokee County, Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 9.557′ N, 85° 41.24′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Located near the Cherokee County Career and Technology Center (School) just off of Bay Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centre AL 35960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Johnathan Pratt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County's Beginnings
Hatcher School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
2. Hatcher School Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County (approx. 0.7 miles away); J.D. Jordan Jr. House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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