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Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Welton Blanton Doby High School

Elmore County

 
 
Welton Blanton Doby High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 13, 2016
1. Welton Blanton Doby High School Marker
Inscription. W. B. Doby served as the first President of the Elmore County Teachers Association, Principal of Elmore County Training School, and as an ordained minister in the A.M.E. Church. Local leaders dedicated this school for African-American students on Sunday April 7, 1963, and honored Mr. Doby's legacy by naming the school after him. Built on 19 acres previously owned by Alabama Power Company, the County purchased the property for $32,700 and constructed the school for $382,915. Montgomery, Alabama architect S.D. Collier and the firm of Stuart-McCorkle designed and built the school. The original one-story design contained breezeways connecting the central unit to two other units. The central unit had 28 regular classrooms, a Library, Main Office, and rooms for Science, Home Economics, and Health. The other units featured a cafetorium, and rooms for an Agricultural class, Shop, and Band. The school known as W. B. Doby High School existed from 1963-1970 until the end of segregation in public schools. After 1970, the county renamed the school to Wetumpka Junior High School, now an integrated school, and then eventually to Wetumpka Elementary School.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage

 
Erected 2016 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location.
The now Wetupmka Elementary School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 13, 2016
2. The now Wetupmka Elementary School.
32° 32.807′ N, 86° 12.847′ W. Marker is in Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on Micanopy Street 0.1 miles west of NW Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Micanopy Street, Wetumpka AL 36092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elmore County Training School (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wetumpka L&N Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wetumpka Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church of Wetumpka (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wetumpka Light Guard (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wetumpka's Bridges (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Marker in front of Wetumpka Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 13, 2016
3. Marker in front of Wetumpka Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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