Edward Bell High School/Alma Mater

Edward Bell High School/Alma Mater (HM1QOS)

Location: Camp Hill, AL 36850 Tallapoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 48.384', W 85° 38.985'

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Edward Bell High School

On this site Tallapoosa County Training School, later named Edward Bell High School, became the first high school for African Americans in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1931, with graduation of its first two students in 1933. It was a pioneer educational institution for students in the County and beyond, with an emphasis on college and vocational curricula. In 1947, citizens of the community built the first gymnasium, lunchroom, and additional classrooms from donated building materials. During the late 1950's the older building burned and a new building was constructed at a nearby site. Extracurricular activities included sports, band, newspaper, photography, solar energy, hydroponics, aquaculture, greenhouse, and gardening projects. The school bore the name of Edward Bell, one of its several outstanding principals. School colors were Royal Blue and White and the mascot was the Bear.

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Alma Mater

Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater, dear
Thru the years, you've shone your beacon light
Over hills and valley clear
Let our hearts go forth and show thy love and might.
Dear EBH, thou name and fame
shall ever live and flourish through the ages.
Our school so dear, All hail to thee!
Our Alma Mater, All Hail!
Year Placed2015
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 626414 N 3630631
Decimal Degrees32.80640000, -85.64975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.384', W 85° 38.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 23.04" N, 85° 38' 59.1" W
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Area Code(s)256, 334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21822-22156 AL-50, Camp Hill AL 36850, US
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