Public Education in Baldwin County / Little Red Schoolhouse Historic Site

Public Education in Baldwin County / Little Red Schoolhouse Historic Site (HM2AYL)

Location: Bay Minette, AL 36507 Baldwin County
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N 30° 58.272', W 87° 51.947'

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In 1799 the first public school in Alabama was built just north of this site at Boatyard Lake in the Tensaw Community. More than 90 small schools dotted Baldwin County in the early twentieth century This one room school was built in 1920 by African American families in Bromley, and served grades 1-9. It was moved to White House Fork in 1970, and used as a kindergarten room until 1990. It has been preserved here under the leadership of Sam Watson and Leslie Smith as a tribute. to community education In Baldwin County. It is dedicated to Mrs. Rebecca Tompkins, principal and teacher of the Blakeley Little Red Schoolhouse.


The Baldwin County Board of Education petitioned the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission on March 20, 2008, for Historic Site Designation, pursuant to the authority conveyed by Act No. 80-497, as amended by Act No. 89-960, and during their May 13, 2008 regular meeting, the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission approved the designation of the Little Red Schoolhouse as a Historic Site in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Baldwin County Historic Development Commission, the Baldwin County Board of Education
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Date Added Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 417320 N 3426731
Decimal Degrees30.97120000, -87.86578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 58.272', W 87° 51.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 58' 16.32" N, 87° 51' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, US
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