Coffee High School

Coffee High School (HM1Z7G)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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N 34° 48.444', W 87° 40.539'

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Coffee High School opened at this site in the fall of 1917. Camilla Coffee donated the land in honor of her late husband, Capt. Alexander D. Coffee, son of Gen. John Coffee, a Founding Father of Florence. Because of her generosity, the school was named Coffee. Built a the cost of $95,000, it has 18 rooms, an auditorium and a courtyard. The school served grades 8 through 11. Thirteen students graduated in 1918. It received accreditation as a secondary school in 1920. A red two-room frame structure was moved from Patton School to this site in 1921 for added classrooms and, later, as the band room.
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Principals were J.N. Howell 1917 to 1930, D. A. Springer 1930 to 1940, and Rufus Hibbett 1940 to 1945. Coach Tom Braly was named Principal in 1945 and continued coaching two more seasons. Florence Junior High School was aded to this campus in 1936 with 600 students in grades 7 through 9. The 1951 class was the last to graduate from Coffee at this site. In the fall of 1951, the new larger Coffee High School east of here opened for grades 9 through 12. The buildings here were then renamed F. T, Appleby School in honor of F. T. Appleby, Florence Schools Superintendent from 1917 to 1832. Classes
at Appleby School ceased in 1980. The school burned in 1984 and was razed in 1985.
HM NumberHM1Z7G
Year Placed2017
Placed ByCoffee High School Class of 1950
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438201 N 3851892
Decimal Degrees34.80740000, -87.67565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.444', W 87° 40.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 26.64" N, 87° 40' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 367-399 Co Rd 47, Florence AL 35630, US
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