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Rocky Ridge Elementary School - Hoover, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 24.587 W 086° 45.936
16S E 521794 N 3696741
Quick Description: Rocky Ridge Elementary School Historical Marker, Hoover, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2012 5:33:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMDN45
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Historical marker honoring the first school in the Hoover, AL area. The marker is located on the entrance road to the school campus. It was placed by the Hoover Historical Society.
Marker Name: Rocky Ridge Elementary School

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
First School in Hoover Area A subscription school organized in the 1850’s in Rocky Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Land deeded by church in 1881 to build a log school. In 1912, Professor E. D. Watkins taught all classes to the 30 students. In 1918, his 15 year old daughter, Mary, hired as a sub, taught for the next 48 years. More facilities were added in 1966. The current modern school opened with 35 rooms and a kindergarten in 1997.

Date Dedicated / Placed: Uknown

Marker Number: None

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