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Clanton in Chilton County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chilton County Training School 1924-1969

 
 
Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 4, 2012
1. Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker
Inscription. The Chilton County Training School (CCTS) was the only facility in the county that provided a secondary education for black boys and girls until the mid-1960s. In 1924 black landowners donated five acres for the school to the Board of Education who later purchased an additional five acres. A fire in 1949 mostly destroyed the original building, which had been constructed with assistance from the Rosenwald School Fund. The building was rebuilt in 1951 and upgraded in the early 1960s. Students were bussed to the school from elementary schools in Clanton City, Billingsley, Verbenna, Ridersville, Maplesvile, New Convert, Marbury Thorsby and Jemison. CCTS Alumni erected this marker in honor of the administrators, faculty, parents and staff who provided more than 45 years of service to the citizens of Chilton County. The school was listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and History in 2007.
 
Erected 2008 by CCTS Alumni Preservation Association Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.717′ N, 86° 40.965′ W. Marker is in Clanton, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker is on County Road 425, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 4, 2012
2. Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Clanton AL 35045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Clanton (approx. 4.4 miles away); Walnut Creek United Methodist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Scandinavian Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans (approx. 8.4 miles away); Thorsby: A Scandinavian Colony in the South (approx. 8.7 miles away); Verbena, Alabama (approx. 10.3 miles away); Maplesville United Methodist Church (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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