Old Merritt School Midway Community Center

Old Merritt School Midway Community Center (HM15E6)

Location: Midway, AL 36053 Bullock County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.526', W 85° 31.786'

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Margaret Elizabeth Merritt of Midway sold two acres for $5 to the state of Alabama in 1921 as a site for an elementary school for African-American children. Built in 1922 with matching Rosenwald funds, the Midway Colored Public School featured oak and pine construction and two classrooms divided by a partition. The building is one of the few surviving of the more than 5,000 rural black schools built with contributions from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Enlarged twice, then renovated in 1978, it is now used for community activities. Added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, November 2, 1990 and to the National Register of Historic Places, February 20, 1998.
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HM NumberHM15E6
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Bullock County Historical Society and the Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 638764 N 3549742
Decimal Degrees32.07543333, -85.52976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.526', W 85° 31.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 31.56" N, 85° 31' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Co Rd 34, Midway AL 36053, US
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