Highland Home in Crenshaw County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Site of Highland Home College
From its inception, the school was coeducational. It brought culture to pioneer Alabama—music, foreign languages, science, literature and drama as well as “The Three Rís.” Although never a religious institution, Bible courses were offered. Itís graduates provided the state many distinguished citizens.
When the economics of competing with the state normal schools forced it to close its doors forever in 1915, it had served Alabama continuously for 59 years. The trustees deeded this property to the State of Alabama in 1916 for educational use.
Erected 1977 by the Barnes, Jordan, Kirkpatrick Memorial Association.
Location. 31° 57.136′ N, 86° 18.822′ W. Marker is in Highland Home, Alabama, in Crenshaw County. Marker is on Montgomery Highway (U.S. 331) south of New Bethel Church Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18434 Montgomery Hwy, Highland Home AL 36041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Letohatchee (approx. 8.8 miles away); Oak Bowery (approx. 10.9 miles away); Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 11.9 miles away); Tankersley Rosenwald School (approx. 13.4 miles away); Rodgers School (approx. 16.4 miles away); Elam Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 18 miles away).
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