Morgan County School District

 

History of Morgan County Schools

Before Alabama became a state in 1819, Morgan County was already established. On February 6,1818, Cotaco County was formed from the lands acquired from the Cherokee Indians by the Treaty of Turkeytown. Cotaco County was named after the Indian tribe that lived along the banks of the Cotaco Creek. Summerville (now Somerville) was the county seat for Cotaco County. On June 14, 1821, Cotaco County was renamed Morgan County after Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War best known for his strategic victory at the Battle of Cow Pens.

In 1881 the county seat was moved to present day Decatur, named after Commodore Stephen Decatur, a hero of the War of 1812. One of the first schools in Morgan County was a one room school in Hartselle in 1868. Early records also document a Male and Female College in Hartselle in 1883, which is considered one of the best early colleges in North Alabama. In 1890, the Male and Female Institute of Moulton was moved to Danville. The school was upgraded from eight years of age to young men and women. In 1891, thirty-four students were admitted to this school. The faculty consisted of Dr. Josephus Shackleford, Professors Lila and John Tidwell (later a Morgan County Superintendent of Education). The building was destroyed by fire in December of 1898 and later moved to Trinity. There was also a Morgan County College created sometime after 1891 which was located in the old Morgan County Court House in Somerville. The college later became a military academy for a short time and then in 1855 the Somerville Female Academy was formed and remained open into the 1900's. The Falkville Normal College was founded by Professor J.B. Sherrill. The first annual catalog of the Falkville Normal College bears the date of 1896-97. Classes for the Normal College began in the Masonic Lodge at Falkville and were later moved to the two-story structure when construction was finished.

In 1907 the student enrollment in Morgan County was 3,907. There were seventy-five different school locations. In many communities, there were two schools, one for Caucasian students and one for African-American students. The first county high school was legally named at Hartselle before the building could be constructed. Classes were held in the Hartselle College Building. In February 1910 classes were moved to the new building. In the early years, many honors were captured by the school in music, speaking, and debating. Enrollment records from 1927 document that 4,946 students attended sixty-six different schools in Morgan County. In 1928 the number of schools was reduced to forty-eight with an enrollment of 4,987. Schools continued to close and merge as some buildings were destroyed by fire and communities joined together in building larger structures with four or more rooms that would house more students and several teachers.

 

Information provided by the Morgan County School District. https://www.morgank12.org/domain/1345

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$195,000 New For Sale
145 N Shannon Drive
Decatur, AL 35603
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,189 sq ft; lot: 0.78 acres
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$265,900 New For Sale
117 Jackson Way
Decatur, AL 35603
4 beds, 3 baths | Townhouse
3,004 sq ft
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$124,500 New For Sale
39 Vest Pvt.
Hartselle, AL 35640
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,809 sq ft; lot: 2.8 acres
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$535,000 New For Sale
2716 State Highway 36
Hartselle, AL 35640
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,439 sq ft; lot: 18.79 acres
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$115,000 New For Sale
556 Jarrett Road
Hartselle, AL 35640
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,820 sq ft; lot: 2.5 acres
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$190,000 For Sale
3181 Eva Road
Eva, AL 35621
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,332 sq ft; lot: 3.55 acres
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$509,841 For Sale
2514 Ben Poole Road
Decatur, AL 35603
3 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,048 sq ft; lot: 1.8 acres
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$114,900 For Sale
9248 Danville Road
Danville, AL 35619
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,097 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft
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$60,000 For Sale
3923 Hulaco Road
Joppa, AL 35087
1 bed, 1 bath | Single Family Home
594 sq ft; lot: 2 acres
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$579,900 For Sale
2148 East Upper River Road
Decatur, AL 35603
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,400 sq ft; lot: 4 acres
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$315,000 For Sale
71 Little Creek Circle
Decatur, AL 35603
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,714 sq ft
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$89,000 For Sale
1213 West Lacon Road
Falkville, AL 35622
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,340 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft
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$125,000 For Sale
3319 Piney Street
Decatur, AL 35603
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,249 sq ft; lot: 7 acres
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$275,902 For Sale
10 NE Austin Terrace
Priceville, AL 35603
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,259 sq ft
37
$185,000 For Sale
3331 Vaughn Bridge Road
Hartselle, AL 35640
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,744 sq ft; lot: 1.2 acres
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$122,500 For Sale
791 Friendship Road
Somerville, AL 35670
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,440 sq ft; lot: 0.6 acres
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$159,900 For Sale
1335 Bird Springs Road
Hartselle, AL 35640
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,992 sq ft; lot: 0.9 acres
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$87,900 For Sale
186 N Strickland Road
Falkville, AL 35622
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,594 sq ft; lot: 2.8 acres
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$179,900 For Sale
22 Benson Avenue
Decatur, AL 35603
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,928 sq ft; lot: 1.8 acres
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$69,900 For Sale
288 Six Mile Road
Somerville, AL 35670
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,509 sq ft; lot: 1 acre

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