Historic Markers Across Alabama

Orion Institute

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Pike County Rd., approx. mi. east of US 231 near Pike/Montgomery county line.
County: Pike
Coordinates: N 31° 57.665    W 086° 00.391
  31.96108333    -86.00651666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMK61W


Founded 1848 by legislative act and donations of citizens. Excellent instruction made it only school of kind for youth in area. Later used as public school until 1929 school consolidation. Orion settled about 1815, by 1830 saw arrival of wealthy planters. Here on Chunnenuggee Ridge they built homes and cultivated valley plantations.

End of Orion Institute