Greenwood School (aka ‘Seed Tick’) 1878-c1922

GREENWOOD SCHOOL, sometimes called SEED TICK 1878-c 1922, in the old fifth and new first District was first on a farm owned by Caleb Swain on Lamar Road about one mile north of the present Jefferson Pike. It was near the Fall Creek. GREENWOOD SCHOOL was next located about one-half…

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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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Keeble School, c1860-1863

KEEBLE SCHOOL c1860-1863, was located in the community of Jefferson. A journal kept by Bettie Ridley Blackmore recorded in a March 1893 entry: “The Keeble school was burnt by Federal troops.” SOURCES: Bettie Ridley Blackmore, “Journal,” TheTennessee Historical Quarterly, March 1953, XII, no. 1. *Gene Sloan, “Jefferson Probably Had County’s…

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Ridge School House, 1850

RIDGE SCHOOL HOUSE. On February 11, 1850, William C. Coleman and James Smith deeded one acre of land to William F. Coleman, Thomas Bennett, E. C. Jobe, James Coleman, J. L. Dickie, and W. H. Allen. The land was on the east boundary of W.C. Coleman. There was a free…

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Milton Seminary (aka Milton Academy), 1857-1956

MILTON SEMINARY or MILTON MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY 1857-1956 is shown on the Beers Map of 1878. It was on the northeast corner of State Road 96 and the North Milton Road. By 1850 William Byrn, Green Byrn, and Enoch Jones contracted with the Rev. Jared Warren, a Baptist preacher…

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Seminary School (Smyrna), 1859-1961

SEMINARY SCHOOL 1859-1961 was first known as STEWART’S CREEK MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY. On March 2, 1859, Robert Cooke deeded four acres of land on the southeast corner of his property to Trustees Benjamin Batey, Leonard Davis, I.R. Peebles, Luckett Davis, James W. Morton, and Alfred Ross and reserved one…

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La Vergne Academy, 1893-1900

LA VERGNE ACADEMY 1893-Nov. 1, 1900 was just south of the railway overpass and across the road from the LA VERGNE PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS. It was near the site of the Christian Church which is shown on the 1878 Beers Map. The property was bounded on the north by…

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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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Brown’s Chapel School, 1876-1910

BROWN’S CHAPEL SCHOOL 1876-1910 was on the west side and near the south end of Baker Road, formerly called Brown’s Chapel Road. It was in the Little Hope area. The land was donated by Alfred Watson Blackman for as long as there was a school or a church. Mr. Blackman…

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