Squirrel Hill School, (Black) 1910-1944

SQUIRREL HILL SCHOOL BLACK 1910’s-1944 was on the west side of the Hall’s Hill-Kittrell Road and about one mile south of the Hall’s Hill store. Land for the school, which was also called HALL’S HILL BLACK, was givenby Jim T. Richardson. The schoolhouse was a one-room frame building with one…

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Glorianna School, 1900-1941

GLORIANNA SCHOOL 1900-1941 was on the Wilson side of the Rutherford-Wilson County line with the playground on the Rutherford side. It was on the north side of the Oregon Road and three miles east of the Cainesville Pike. The GLORIANNA SCHOOL took the place of the OREGON SCHOOL. E. S.…

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Bethel School (Black), 1900-1967

BETHEL SCHOOL BLACK 1900-1967 a Rosenwald school, was first located on land which joined Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Holly Grove Road. The land was donated to Rutherford County by the United Sons of Relief Lodge. BETHEL SCHOOL was preceded by CRAWFORD SCHOOL inthe area. The second location of…

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Mud Flat School, 18??-?

MUD FLAT was a one-room, one-teacher school on Swamp Road. Julia Rooker was a teacher and John Riley Singleton, b. Nov. 15, 1870, was a student. He studied the ‘McGuffy Reader’ and the ‘Blue Back Spellers’. MUD FLAT may have been another name for COLEMAN SCHOOL but no verification can…

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Black Gnat Academy, 1850-1881

BLACK GNAT ACADEMY 1850-1881 was about four miles west of Murfreesboro on the Franklin Road. The school was on the west bank of Overall Creek, two hundred or three hundred yards north of the bridge. The site is shown on the Beers Map of 1878. Col. James Moore King, son…

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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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Jefferson School, 1850-1878

JEFFERSON SCHOOL 1850-1878 was on the south side of Jefferson Pike and east of the village. It was near the old Ridley or Davis flour mill and on a lotwhich had been owned by Robert Weakley. The site is indicated on the Beers Map of 1878. The one-room building was…

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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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Paw Paw Springs School, 1885-1920

PAW PAW SPRINGS SCHOOL before 1885-c 1920 was on the east side of the present Paw Paw Spring Road, also called Freeman Lee Road, and about three-fourths mile south of its intersection with the Del Thomas Road. According to Eugenia Price Lee Webb, the building was first a church andwas…

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Mt. View School, 1874-???

MT. VIEW SCHOOL 1874-???. On December 12, 1874, Richard Benson deeded one-fourth acre of land to School Trustees Peter Ross, Richard Ross, Booker Ross, and Abram Ross for a school. The school was in the Fourth District and was to be called the MT. VIEW SCHOOLHOUSE. On the same date…

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