Education; Lee County, AL; Loachapoka Academy; Loachapoka, AL; Antebellum Era; Yarborough, John Fletcher; Leftwitch, America Walton; Loachapoka High School
John Fletcher Yarborough established this one-room educational facility in 1854. He became the school’s first principal, while his wife, America Walton Leftwich, taught music. Contemporary Loachapoka High School resides on the site of the old academy, located roughly five miles west of Auburn on Lee County Road 61.
Text Source: The Heritage of Lee County Book Committee, The Heritage of Lee County, Alabama (Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000), 39.
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