Trinity School Cistern

Trinity School Cistern (HM1DCB)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.179', W 86° 58.166'

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This cistern is the last remnant of Trinity School located here 1865-1907. The cistern was used to store rainwater collected from the roof.

No physical evidence remains of the Ross Hotel, the Chapman Quarters, and other buildings on this block, which played an important role in Athens history.

Trinity, a school for the children of former slaves, was established here, on the old Richardson property, in 1865, primarily through the efforts of Miss Mary Frances Wells, the school's principal and chief proponent.

Trinity Hall was built here 1881-82, as a join effort by the American Missionary Association and local African Americans who hand made and laid the bricks for the building. It burned in 1907 and was rebuilt the following year on the old Civil War fort site west of town.
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HM NumberHM1DCB
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Limestone County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 502795 N 3851195
Decimal Degrees34.80298333, -86.96943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.179', W 86° 58.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 10.74" N, 86° 58' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152-198 Market St W, Athens AL 35611, US
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