Leighton County Training School, Alabama

Leighton, Colbert County

The front facade of the Leighton County Training School sits just off the edge of town in Leighton, Alabama. It was a five-teacher type school built by Rosenwald funds. Built in 1928 for $10950, it served the Black community until 1970. It closed and reopened as the local middle school. It stayed open until 1994.

Singer Percy Sledge is a graduate. It’s on the Alabama Historical Register.

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