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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Eagleville School, 1884-1890

THE EAGLEVILLE SCHOOL 1884-1890, commonly called the SAVAGE SCHOOL, was first located in the old MALE AND FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL building on the right of the Baptist Church. The school building and church are shown on the Beers Map of 1878. School was started on the second Monday in January,…

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Eagleville High School, 1890-1915

EAGLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1890-1915 was located next to the Baptist Church and in the same building which Dr. Savage had erected. It was on Church Street in the community of Eagleville. According to Miss Pearl Tucker, who entered school about 1898 or 1899, the SAVAGE SCHOOL burned before she was…

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Eagleville High School, 1915-1923

EAGLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1915-1923 was moved in 1915 to its present location on the south side of State Road 99 and about one-fourth mile east of its intersection with 41A. On July 22, 1912, J. E. Sullivan and wife Emma, J. D. Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, and H. W. Sullivan had…

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Edmonds of Eagleville known as a master inventor

May 7, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Thomas Edison once said, “I never did perfect an invention I did not think of in terms of service to others … I find what the world needs and proceed to invent.” Today, those same words are strongly applicable to our…

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Eagleville Baptist Continues to Shine with Rich History

May 1, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Eagleville Baptist Church on 159 Church Street is immersed in rich history of paramount significance. Baptisms, burials, weddings, gospel meetings, and deep friendships were a mainstay for this close-knit house of worship. A Tennessee historical marker is erected on the grounds…

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Simmons School, (Eagleville), 1884-1914

SIMMONS SCHOOL 1884-1914 was located four or five miles north of Eagleville on Rocky Glade Road. Bill Simmons gave the land on which the school was built. The schoolhouse was a small, one-room, weatherboarded building. It had one door at the front and wIndows at each side. The first teacher…

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Haynes School (Eagleville), 1878-1920

HAYNES SCHOOL 1878-1920’s was on Fishingford Road, now Fruit Valley Road, at its intersection with Kingdom Church Road. It was across from King Cemetery and the Kingdom Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which is still used. The site, first in Rutherford County, is now across the county line in Bedford County. On…

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Greenwood School, 1871-1914

GREENWOOD SCHOOL 1871-1914 was on the west corner of the intersection of State Road 99 and Greenwood Road. Greenwood Church and School are on the Beers Map of 1878. The bottom floor of the two-story building was used as a school for the children of the area. The second floor…

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