Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

Kate Duncan Smith DAR School is located in the Appalachian area of Northeast Alabama, high on Gunter Mountain.  The school is located in the town of Grant in Marshall County.  Kate Duncan Smith DAR school is the only school with grades K-12 in the United States owned and operated by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The Alabama Society DAR established the school in 1924 and named it in honor of Kate Duncan Smith.  The enrollment at Kate Duncan Smith DAR has increased greatly since 1924, but the same dedication to achievement is as strong now as it was in the early years.

On October 11, 2002 Kate Duncan Smith DAR School was named to the National Register of Historic Places.  All the buildings that were constructed up until 1962 are included in the registry. The National Register of Historic Places is an official list of historic buildings and places in the United States.




Cathedral Caverns State Park


Cathedral Caverns State Park, located in Grant's police jurisdiction and just minutes from town, has gained a national reputation as one of the best scenic attractions in Alabama and the South. It boasts one of the world's largest stalagmites, frozen waterfalls, flow stone walls, stalagmite forest and most improbable formation. A constant temperature of 57-60 degrees is enjoyed year around.

The Caverns is approximately 4,000 feet long with 8' wide concrete walkways that are wheelchair accessible. The park is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For admission prices and tour times call 256.728.8193.





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