1948 Kittrell High School Basketball Team

January 14, 2021 RCHS Board Member Bill Wilson My father played basketball for Kittrell High School as shown in this 1948 photo. Metal detector enthusiast Wayne Reed is behind the ball and my father – Floyd Wilson – is to the right of him. Coach Jack Jarrett is top left.…

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Snowy Day on North Maple Street

January 11, 2021 by Local Historian Bill Jakes FROM BILL JAKES: “On a snowy day, much like today (ed. January 11, 2021), photographer Lee Lively took a stroll around town and snapped a few pictures. This photo was taken on North Maple Street, near the present day Rutherford County health…

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De Jarnett School (Barfield), 1883-1893

DE JARNETT SCHOOL 1883 – c 1893 was on the east side of the West Fork of Stones River and on the north side of the road that runs from Barfield to the Shelbyville Highway. The name De Jarnett on the 1878 Beers Map shows the location of the farm.…

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Barfield Baptist Heralds 122 Years of Active Ministry

On November 15, 2020, Barfield Baptist Church realized a dream come true, as they celebrated a new expansive building at 550 Veterans Parkway in their new sanctuary. Today we will reflect on the earliest history of this special congregation. The hub of Barfield in primitive days included a general store,…

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Rockvale Public School, 1910-1927

ROCKVALE PUBLIC SCHOOL 1910-1927 was located halfway between Concord and Rockvale and was a consolidation of the two schools. The school was built on the west side of State Road 99 on the present campus. It opened as ROCKVALE CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL on Sept. 10, 1910 and finished the year…

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Rockvale School, 1874-1910

The first known ROCKVALE SCHOOL -c 1874 was a subscription school held in a two-story frame building believed to have been near the old telephone office. School quarters were on the lower floor; the upper floor was the Masonic Hall. Records of a school in the area date back to…

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Jackson Ridge School (Rockvale), 1890-1913

The JACKSON RIDGE SCHOOL 1890-c 1913 was located about two miles northwest of Versailles on the Jackson Ridge road. On August 13, 1890, T. L. Hendrix and wife deeded 151/160 acre of and for a school. The site was adjacent to the G. W. Burns or Ivey Phillips Burns farm…

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Eagleville High School, 1924-1972

EAGLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1924-1972 is on the same site as the concrete and stucco building which burned in August of 1923. By a deed signed October 28, 1963, W. Melvin Claxton and wife Elizabeth Sullivan sold an additional eight acres of land adjoining the school to the Rutherford County School…

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Woodlawn Academy (Versailles), 1888-1917

WOODLAWN ACADEMY 1888-c 1917 was more commonly known as GARRETTS or GARRETT SCHOOL. It was located two miles south of the Versailles store in Civil District 10, School District 37, and was on the west side of Versailles Road between the intersections of the Leb and Link Roads. Thomas Washington…

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