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W.H. Council Traditional School

 
 
W.H. Council Traditional School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. W.H. Council Traditional School Marker
Inscription. Council Traditional School was founded and opened in 1910. It is named in honor of William Hooper Councill, a former slave who was the founder of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. This building was erected in 1910 and underwent restoration in 1989. That same year, Mobile County Public School Commissioners designated Council as the system's first Magnet Elementary School. Council alumni have gone on to greatness in many areas including education, law, medicine, sports and leadership. Among Council's most celebrated alumni are National League baseball greats Satchel Paige and Hank Aaron.
 
Erected 2008 by Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.304′ N, 88° 3.008′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Wilkinson Street, on the right when traveling west on Virginia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 Wilkinson Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Rest (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Fort Blakely Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mobile National Cemetery
W.H. Council Traditional School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. W.H. Council Traditional School
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Coffeeville Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Mobile Bay Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); CSS Alabama Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crew of CSS H. L. Hunley Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oakleigh (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Councill. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. W.H. Council Traditional School website. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
View of marker looking east on Virginia Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. View of marker looking east on Virginia Street.
William Hooper Councill image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, 1902
4. William Hooper Councill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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