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History


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History


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History of Reform

Many people have wondered how the city of Reform, Alabama came by its most unusual name. In 1819 there was a rawhide settlement where Reform now stands- a settlement with a few shanties and a reputation for being rough and rowdy. Lorenzo Dow, an itinerant Methodist preacher, visited and attempted to hold a religious revival. He met with no encouragement from the local men who were not very religiously minded. With disgust Parson Dow closed the religious service he was attempting to conduct, saddled his horse, mounted it, and was riding away when one of the men called after him, “Parson, we don’t have a name for our town; what would you suggest?” The Parson shouted, “Reform”, and rode away. The Reform name stuck.

The town of Reform was incorporated in 1898 and has been a town of which the people have been proud. The people have not lost the pioneer spirit, and the optimism with that spirit is still evident. They appreciate the opportunity to play a part in improving this, their community.


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Recreation


Enjoy all Reform has to Offer! 

Recreation


Enjoy all Reform has to Offer! 

 

Recreation

The Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway, only eighteen miles from Reform, provides a direct channel between the 1,000 miles of mid-nation waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. The Warrior River joins the Tenn-Tom at Demopolis, Alabama. This system offers decreased mileage and lower transportation cost for industry and agriculture, as well as a refuge for fish and wildlife, and a center for recreation.

Camping sites are available at several areas along the waterway.

 
  • There are over 50,000 acres in hunting reservations and several hunting lodges in an area where deer, waterfowl, turkeys and other game are plentiful.
  • There are 485 fishing lakes totaling more than 30,000 surface acres surrounded by over a thousand miles of shoreline.
  • There are lakes devoted to boating and skiing. Numerous picnic and camping areas are conveniently located for those who love the great outdoors. 
  • The Reform City Park contains fields for softball and little league baseball, and a popular country club has a nine-hole golf course, a swimming pool, tennis court, and club house.
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Come to Reform and see for yourself what the residents already know- that this is a Very Good place to live and play.

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Education



Our Education 

Education



Our Education 

 

Pickens County High School 

  • Pickens County High School is located off Highway 82 in Reform Alabama
  • Serves about 400 students in grades 7-12. 
  • Our staff of 22 certified teacher and 4 support personnel are dedicated to academic excellence. 
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Reform Elementary School 

  • Located in rural Pickens County, Alabama
  • Serves about 400 students in grades K-6
  • Dedicated staff of 32 certified teachers and 6 support personnel
  • A variety of approaches to academics include basic texts, technology (computers, Promethean boards in every classroom), Renaissance Accelerated Reader, a comprehensive PE program, Guidance services, Reading specialist services, Saxon Math, Scott Foresman reading program, Library Media services and a full time nurse