“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Burrell Normal School

Burrell High School


—Burrell-Slater High School 1903~1969 —

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By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. Burrell Normal School Marker
Inscription. This school named Burrell Academy, formerly in Selma, Alabama, was given to Florence by the American Missionary Association. In 1903, Burrell Normal School opened and served African ~American students in grades 1-12. In 1937, the Florence City Board of Education assumed its operation and changed the name to Burrell High School. In 1951, it was moved to the Slater Elementary School Building on South Court Street and its name was changed to Burrell Slater High School. That building burned in 1958. In 1960, the present building opened on this site and served students until it closed because of integration in 1969.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
Location. 34° 47.771′ N, 87° 40.97′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of W College St. and Burrell St. on W College St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. C. Handy Birthplace (about 600 feet away); William Christopher Handy (about
Burrell Normal School image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
2. Burrell Normal School
700 feet away); Dred Scott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Karsner-Kennedy House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler Rifles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lauderdale County (approx. half a mile away); Founding of Florence (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
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