Historic Markers Across Alabama

Clintonville Academy

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Hwy 51 at Co. Rd. 259  
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 31° 24.77    W 085° 53.57
  31.41292    -85.89288
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME9V1


Chartered as Clintonville Male and Female Academy by Alabama Legislature January 11, 1860. Building constructed 1860, occupied 1861. The first school in Coffee County to teach beyond the sixth grade. Clintonville, for many years, was recognized as the cultural and educational center of the county.

This area was first known as Indigo Head. In 1845, one of the first voting precincts in the county was located here. Clintonville post-office established June 16, 1849. Some of the pioneer families were Fleming, Brooks, Hutchinson, Gunter, Sawyer, Goynes, Watson, Carmichael, Moates, Warren, Brock, Harding, Wilks, Peacock, and Helms.

End of Clintonville Academy