Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fairfax Kindergarten

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: at 300 Boulevard, Valley, Alabama.
County: Chambers
Coordinates: N 32° 47.555    W 085° 11.230
  32.79258333    -85.18716666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMK3ZB


Built in 1916, the kindergarten was one of five original public buildings in the Fairfax Mill Village. Each mill village had an efficient, attractive, and well kept kindergarten for children ages four to six. LaFayette Lanier, Sr. was the inspiration for the kindergarten system that was put into operation. In his newsletter of July 16, 1917, William Teagin, Alabama Superintendent of Education, commended West Point Manufacturing Company for its commitment to education. The kindergarten was in operation until 1983and is now privately owned.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and The Charter Foundation 2003.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date:  March 30, 2003

End of Fairfax Kindergarten