Silver Spring School (Black), 1891-1959

SILVER SPRING SCHOOL BLACK 1891-1959 was on the east side of Florence Road which runs north of the Nashville Highway. The site was near the river, just south of the intersection of Wade Herrod Road. It was next to achurch. On August 28, 1891, a deed for one and one-half…

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Charles Davis School (black), closed 1895

CHARLES DAVIS SCHOOL BLACK closed 1895 was “built in a green pasture before the creek to Guild Hill corner and on the property of Charles Davis.” It was in the area of Old Jefferson. The school was a one-room, one-teacher school. The last teacher was Kitty Howse. Turner Peebles, 87…

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Locke’s School (Black) 1878-1965

LOCKE’S SCHOOL was built on land given by Charles Locke for a school and a church. It was on the south side of Spanntown Road just west of its intersection with the Almaville Road. There have been several school buildings. At first the school was taught in the church. In…

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Bryant’s Grove School (Black) 1880-c1940

BRYANTS GROVE SCHOOL BLACK 1880-c1940 was on the south side of Couchville Pike near the Davidson County line. It was on land given for a school and church by Henry Bryant and wife on August 28, 1880 and by Will Bryant and wife Hattie on January 13, 1913. The two…

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True Blue Pioneers: First African American Athletes Honored

February 14, 2020, Michael Linn White, Murfreesboro City TV MTSU’s first African American Athletes were honored at a special event on campus. These trailblazing former students discussed what it was like to be a minority in the 1960’s and how their time at MTSU impacted not only them, but the…

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La Vergne School (Black), 1877-1884

LA VERGNE SCHOOL BLACK 1920’s-l952 was on a dirt lane which ran south of La Vergne and was between and parallel to the present Buster Mason and Waldron Roads. The lane is no longer there. The school was a one-room weatherboarded building. Grades taught were one through eight. Teachers were…

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Haynes School (Black), 1909-1946

HAYNES SCHOOL BLACK 1909-1946 was on the north side of Shores Road and about two and one-half miles west of Beasley Road. It was on a lane that at one time led to the house and cemetery of the Blackman plantation. On August 28, 1909, Charles Haynes and wife Caroline…

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Hickory Grove School (Black) 1925-1955

Hickory Grove School (black) 1925-1955 was off the west side of Hickory Grove Road which runs north off Jefferson Pike. The first building was torn down around 1925. The second schoolhouse was a one-room frame building with a door and steps at the front. A kitchen was added later to…

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Rocky Fork School (black), 1878-1945

ROCKY FORK SCHOOL BLACK 1878-1945 was on the present Del Thomas Road. The school was on the first hill to the south after the bridge. On August 26, 1878, J.T. Neal and wife sold land to colored Trustees Claiborne Coleman, Gene Sneed, Percy Davis, Allen Ridley, and William Paschal for…

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