Historic Markers Across Alabama



Old Arley School



Marker ID:  
Location: on County Route 41 south of Mellville Road, Arley, Alabama
County: Winston
Coordinates: N 34° 3.79    W 087° 13.397
  34.06316666    -87.22328333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & ‘Rithmetic
Old Arley School


Only two-room schoolhouse for miles around. Built in 1903, “The Big Room” was a two-story building with the Masons using the upper story. “The Little Room” was a later addition. The basic studies were the three R’s and The Golden Rule. Teachers gave of time and talent beyond the call of duty, and the influence of the old school was felt around the world. Some graduates joined their fellows in World War I where they were dubbed “Those Fighting Devils from Alabama”. The first teacher is not known; the last were Dewey Mitchell, principal, and Nellie Fritz. In 1923 the school joined with others to from Meek School, the first consolidated school in the County.

Erected 1978 by The Arley Community Historical Association.








End of Old Arley School