Historic Markers Across Alabama

Burrell Normal School / Burrell High School

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Location: at the intersection of W College St. and Burrell St. on W College St., Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 47.685    W 087° 41.207
  34.79475    -87.68678333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3QE8


Burrell Normal School
Burrell High School

— Burrell-Slater High School 1903~1969 —

This school named Burrell Academy, formerly in Selma, Alabama, was given to Florence by the American Missionary Association. In 1903, Burrell Normal School opened and served African ~American students in grades 1-12. In 1937, the Florence City Board of Education assumed its operation and changed the name to Burrell High School. In 1951, it was moved to the Slater Elementary School Building on South Court Street and its name was changed to Burrell Slater High School. That building burned in 1958. In 1960, the present building opened on this site and served students until it closed because of integration 1969.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

End of Burrell Normal School / Burrell High School