Perdue Hill Industrial School

Perdue Hill Industrial School (HMW39)

Location: Frisco City, AL 36445 Monroe County
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N 31° 31.514', W 87° 30.131'

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The Perdue Hill Industrial School was founded by Patrick J. Carmichael after he moved to this area in 1918. Carmichael acted as both the principal and teacher during the early years of the school, which was originally a one-room structure serving eleven students. The State of Alabama provided $75 annually towards school operating costs, and students paid a tuition of $.25 each year. When money ran short for the African-American children that the school served, tuition was often paid with chickens or cans of syrup. Over the next forty-six years, Carmichael was instrumental in the growth of the school, which ultimately reached twelve rooms which provided educational space for 250 students and ten teachers. The school closed in 1964, and Carmichael was honored in 1968 by the Alabama State Senate for "outstanding accomplishments and contributions to humankind."
HM NumberHMW39
Year Placed1996
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 452323 N 3487922
Decimal Degrees31.52523333, -87.50218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.514', W 87° 30.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 30.84" N, 87° 30' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72 Unnamed Road, Frisco City AL 36445, US
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