The Napier High School in Hazard, Kentucky opened in 1953 along the banks of the North Fork Kentucky River in the Hazard Independent School District.1 The school was named after after Napier, who played for the Hazard Navajos from 1969 to 1973.2 The Sherman Neace Athletic Center was later constructed in front of the school. Napier operated until 1994, when it, along with Dilce Combs High School, were consolidated to form the Perry County Central High School.2

The property was later used as a county alternative school, although it closed at the end of the 2005 school year.1 The property was auctioned in July 2007.


  • Name: M.C. Napier High School
  • Location: Hazard, Kentucky
  • Years of Significance: 1953
  • Status: Abandoned


  1. Ritchie, Cris. “M.C. Napier property to go on auction block.” Hazard Herald 18 July 2007: n.p. Web. 4 Jan. 2009. Article.
  2. Ritchie, Cris. “Final game marks end of an era for local football community.” Hazard Herald 18 July 2013: n.p. Web. 26 Aug. 2013. Article.