Readyville School (Black), 1900-1940

READYVILLE SCHOOL BLACK early 1900’s-1940 was in Cannon County at Readyville near the Rutherford County line. It was on the east side of Porterfield Road about one block north of Tilford’s saw mill and the Woodbury Road. Children from both Cannon and Rutherford Counties attendedthe school. The school, which at…

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Crawford School (Black), ____ – 1900

CRAWFORD SCHOOL BLACK -1900 was built on the Richard Crawford lot on Rocky Hill Road which runs north off Holly Grove Road. The school was a one-room frame building with Novella Crawford and Mrs. Johnnie Scales as teachers. Susie Rucker Rucker, who did some private teaching in the community, may…

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Smyrna Rosenwald School (Black), 1960-1967

SMYRNA ROSENWALD SCHOOL BLACK 1960-1967 was on the southwest side of the Old Nashville Highway, and north west of Sam Davis Road. It replaced the 1927-1960 school but was not on the same site.On March 21, 1959, Emit E. Bishop and wife Elizabeth deeded 8.15 acres of land to theRutherford…

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Smyrna Rosenwald School (Black), 1927-1960

SMYRNA ROSENWALD SCHOOL BLACK 1927-1960 was on the old Nashville-Murfreesboro Road at Hill Top in District 3. On April 28, 1927, John and James Sneed signed a deed for three and one-half acres for a school. This school took the place of the RUCKER HILL SCHOOL. The frame building had…

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Mt. View School (Black), 1870-1918

MT. VIEW SCHOOL BLACK 1870-c1918 met in the old Mt. View Baptist Church on the northwest side of Rocky Fork Road and about two miles southwest of the old Nashville Turnpike. According to a history kept in the church, Clem Ross gave the land in 1870. Teachers were Marie Bright,…

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Battlefield tour spotlights Cemetery Community

Nancy De Genarro, The Daily News Journal, February 19, 2017 It’s hard to imagine that homes, barns, vineyards and churches once stood on the stark landscape of native grasses and woods at Stones River National Battlefield. The Cemetery Community settled shortly after the end of the Civil War and was…

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A Celebration of the Community of Cemetery

How many of realize there was a thriving community located on present day Stones River National Battlefield?  How many of us realize this community, known as ‘Cemetery’ was created by freed slaves after the Civil War? Yes, a Freedmen’s community known as Cemetery emerged on the landscape where the Battle…

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The Cemetery Community

February 3, 2017 The African America Heritage Society, the Stones River National Battlefield and the Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield created this three-panel brochure helping keep the memories of of the community once known as Cemetery alive.

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