Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School
Confederate Park was created in 1897 as a joint effort of the Father Ryan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the City of Greenville, with First United Methodist Church providing the Park site. The sixteen-foot marble statue of a Confederate soldier was erected in the center of the park in 1903 and is a well known landmark. The Park serves the community as an outdoor center for concerts and festivals. Sponsored by the Sasanqua Garden Club of Greenville.
A two-story brick Greenville Public School was built in 1897 on this site. In 1921, the upper story was partially destroyed by fire and the school was remodeled into a grammar school. In 1927, the entire school burned to the ground. The current Greenville City Hall was constructed in 1936-37 as a WPA Project and houses administrative offices for the City of Greenville. Sponsored by the Sasanqua Garden Club of Greenville.
Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 31° 49.769′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 East Commerce Street, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Camellia City/Greenville (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Commerce Street Historic District/Historic Greenville Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Butler County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Categories. • Education • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5. submitted on December 13, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.