R. J. Kirksey High School

R. J. Kirksey High School (HM1QRD)

Location: Aliceville, AL 35442 Pickens County
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N 33° 8.189', W 88° 9.375'

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Summerville Industrial High School, the first high school for African Americans in the southern part of Pickens County, was moved to this site in 1958, becoming Robert Jackson Kirksey High School. The new name honored a long-term member of the school board and donor of the land. Otis James Brooks, principal of the Summerville Industrial High School since its 1937 beginning, continued in that role at Kirksey High School, remaining there until 1971. Pickens County schools were integrated in that year and the school was designated to serve as a middle school, becoming Aliceville Middle School.
Year Placed2012
Placed BySummerville/Kirksey Alumni, Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 392151 N 3667012
Decimal Degrees33.13648333, -88.15625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.189', W 88° 9.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 11.34" N, 88° 9' 22.5" W
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Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 Columbus Rd, Aliceville AL 35442, US
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