Historic Markers Across Alabama

Rocky Ridge Elementary Schoo

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Location: At theschool, 2876 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Hoover, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 24.587    W 086° 45.936
  33.40978333    -86.7656
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDN45


First School in Hoover Area

A subscription school organized in the 1850's in Rocky Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Land deeded by church in 1881 to build a log school. In 1912, Professor E. D. Watkins taught all classes to the 30 students. In 1918, his 15 year old daughter, Mary, hired as a sub, taught for the next 48 years. More facilities were added in 1966. The current modern school opened with 35 rooms and a kindergarten in 1997.

Hoover Historical Society

End of Rocky Ridge Elementary Schoo