- Cullman, Alabama


March 16, 2014

Cullman’s historic one-room schoolhouses

Cullman’s rich heritage has many facets. Within its boundaries are historic buildings, bridges, churches, cemeteries and schools. There are also natural landmarks like waterfalls, mountains and roads that were once only trails through dense forests.

Cullman County was the scene of Civil War battles, of incidents and legends of courageous heroes and of quiet men and women who shaped this area through hard work and a vision for the future. Cullman has managed to preserve many private homes, public buildings and businesses that have retained their historic integrity, often bearing family names which are interwoven into the very fabric of Cullman County’s illustrious history.  

Cullman is fortunate to have had many dedicated civic leaders and generous private citizens who were forward thinkers and enterprising enough to have saved many of these ties to an era which will never be recaptured, but can be preserved.

In the coming weeks, The Cullman Times will bring you a series of historical articles pertaining to Cullman’s past.

Starting with some of the earliest schools in the county, we will share with you what some dedicated local preservationists have taken the time and put forth the effort to compile about the one-room schools throughout this area. According to research into these old schools, there were as many as 115 of them at various periods over the course of the 1800s and the early 1900s.  

These histories will be divided into sub-groups to cover each community in the county where there was a one-room school. What you read today is an only an overview of a few of the schools. The forthcoming series will cover each one of them in-depth.

Although there are many photographs that correspond with this series, more are being sought. If you have any photographs that you think may include the schools, churches or communities in this era, please reach out to the contact person listed below each segment. They will copy what you have and record it with the compiled history, which may at some point become consolidated into a book.

Starting with Holly Pond, with information compiled by Dan J. and Brenda H. Scott and Michael B. and Amelia Wisener.

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