Schools and Teachers

This section is devoted to all of those whose special talent was that of teaching and the schools of Lauderdale County in which they taught. Lauderdale Countians have been concerned about education for their children from the earliest days to the present. Some schools were public, others were private, but all have added to the enrichment of Lauderdale County's citizens. They range in structure from the simple one-room log buildings of yesteryear to the modern facilities of the 21st century. Many of the early schools in Lauderdale County no longer exist; some have changed their name, and possibly their location; some exist only in photographs; others have disappeared forever, to be found only in the ads of the early newspapers. There are also those whose name is perpetuated today by a church or community even though the school exists only in the history of the area. If you have information about a school in Lauderdale County which you would like to share, please email lauderdalealgenweb@gmail.com.

SCHOOL REPORTS AND RECORDS

School Funding for the Year 1872
H. C. Gilbert's Address to the Florence Rotary Club, 12 Sep 1921 (Historical Sketch of Schools)
Lauderdale County Board of Education Financial Report 1933-1934 

 

SCHOOLS

 

African-American Schools (newspaper articles)

Appleby 

Bethel Grove 

Bradshaw
Brandon 

Brooks
Brush Creek   
Burcham Valley 

Burrell-Slater
Central
Cloverdale  

Coffee 
Ebenezer    
Ford's Mill 

Forest Hills
Gilbert School 
Gravelly Springs 

Handy

Harlan

Hibbett

Kilby 

Lexington High School

Lone Cedar

Mars Hill

Middle Cypress    
Milford     
Mt. Tabor   

Patton

Powell
Pruiton   
Ray 
Rhodesville   

Richards
Rocky Knoll    

St. Joseph Catholic
Underwood 

Weeden
Whitsett    
Wilson   
Wright 

Other school listings

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

 

Bailey Springs University

Baptist University

Florence Female Academy

Florence Male Academy

Florence Synodical Female College

Locust Dell Academy 

University of North Alabama (aka LaGrange, Wesleyan, State Normal, State Teachers, Florence State) 

TEACHERS

 

Public School Teachers in 1899

Coy Vesuvius Brown    
Theophilus Brown "T. B." Larimore    
Maud Lindsay   
Allen Thornton    
Miss Belle Walker    
Miss Katharene Walker