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Perdue Hill in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Perdue Hill Industrial School

 
 
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By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. Perdue Hill Industrial School Marker
Inscription. The Perdue Hill Industrial School was founded by Patrick J. Carmichael after he moved to this area in 1918. Carmichael acted as both the principal and teacher during the early years of the school, which was originally a one-room structure serving eleven students. The State of Alabama provided $75 annually towards school operating costs, and students paid a tuition of $.25 each year. When money ran short for the African-American children that the school served, tuition was often paid with chickens or cans of syrup. Over the next forty-six years, Carmichael was instrumental in the growth of the school, which ultimately reached twelve rooms which provided educational space for 250 students and ten teachers. The school closed in 1964, and Carmichael was honored in 1968 by the Alabama State Senate for “outstanding accomplishments and contributions to humankind.”
 
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 31.514′ N, 87° 30.131′ W. Marker is in Perdue Hill, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on U.S. 84 one mile west of County Road 1, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perdue Hill AL 36470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. Perdue Hill Industrial School Marker
9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Claiborne (approx. 1.3 miles away); Claiborne (approx. 1.5 miles away); Piache (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dellet-Bedsole Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 6.7 miles away); Frisco City Town Park (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perdue Hill.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
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By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. Perdue Hill Industrial School Marker and Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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