Central High School/Central Junior High School

Central High School/Central Junior High School (HM2541)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35811 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 45.961', W 86° 27.259'

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Central High School

In 1916, the Superintendent of Madison County Schools met with the citizens of Ryland, Maysville, and Brownsboro to discuss plans to replace the three one-room schools serving each community. Five acres of centrally located land were donated and the citizens volunteered time, labor, and money to construct a two-story frame building. On November 5, 1917, at 8:30 a.m., Central Consolidated High School first opened with eleven grades. The students were transported by three covered wagons and one truck-type bus. Around 1920, an additional wing was added to the building. By 1922, enrollment had reached 390 students with a 157 day term and a fall break for picking cotton. On the evening of March 1, 1931, Central High School, the first consolidated school in Madison County, was destroyed by fire.

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Central Junior High School

After Central High School was destroyed by fire, the citizens once again donated their time, labor, and money to help rebuild the school. Central Junior High School, a brick building with large arching windows, first opened on November 3, 1931. Over the next five decades, "Colts" was adopted as the school's mascot; indoor restrooms, two additional wings, and a lunchroom were

added. The school was integrated during the 1967-68 school year. On the evening of December 30, 1981, Central Junior High School was destroyed by fire. Central's classes were then held at the Annie C. Mertz Center in Huntsville until a new school could be rebuilt.

On January 24, 1984, classes began at the current Central School.
HM NumberHM2541
Year Placed2017
Placed ByCentral School Centennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549936 N 3847231
Decimal Degrees34.76601667, -86.45431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.961', W 86° 27.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 57.66" N, 86° 27' 15.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1020-1038 Ryland Pike, Huntsville AL 35811, US
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