Chilton County Training School 1924-1969

Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 (HM10ZL)

Location: Clanton, AL 35045 Chilton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.717', W 86° 40.965'

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The Chilton County Training School (CCTS) was the only facility in the county that provided a secondary education for black boys and girls until the mid-1960s. In 1924 black landowners donated five acres for the school to the Board of Education who later purchased an additional five acres. A fire in 1949 mostly destroyed the original building, which had been constructed with assistance from the Rosenwald School Fund. The building was rebuilt in 1951 and upgraded in the early 1960s. Students were bussed to the school from elementary schools in Clanton City, Billingsley, Verbenna, Ridersville, Maplesvile, New Convert, Marbury Thorsby and Jemison. CCTS Alumni erected this marker in honor of the administrators, faculty, parents and staff who provided more than 45 years of service to the citizens of Chilton County. The school was listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and History in 2007.
HM NumberHM10ZL
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCCTS Alumni Preservation Association Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 529704 N 3628636
Decimal Degrees32.79528333, -86.68275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.717', W 86° 40.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 43.02" N, 86° 40' 57.90" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 232-822 Co Rd 425, Clanton AL 35045, US
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