Colbert County High School

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Colbert County High School


Colbert County High School; Colbert County School System; Leighton, Alabama; Colbert County, Alabama; High School; School; Education


The history of Colbert County High School dates back to the year 1910. The school is located in the historic town of Leighton, Alabama, which is located in eastern Colbert County at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 and Colbert County Highway 48.

In 1907 the State Legislature provided for one high school in each county of the state. Various communities competed with each other in a lively fashion, but the Leighton community was selected in preference to both Cherokee and Tuscumbia when an offer was made to put up a $12,000 building. The High School was opened in 1910.


Thomas Hale, University of North Alabama


“About the School: The History of Colbert County High School”, Accessed on November 29, 2015,‘AboutTheSchool’ ; Article from “1976—The Bi-Centennial Year in Pictures Taken at CCHS”.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


November 30, 2015