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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Kittrell High School, 1926-1972

KITTRELL HIGH SCHOOL 1926-1972 was on the same site. On July 1, 1927, Mollie Tilford, J. O. and Verna Abernathy, Mrs. L. D. Bowling, Bertha Puryear, and Mrs. J. P. Gilley deeded to the County Board of Educationone acre. The Rutherford County School Commission was deeded 2.91 acres by J.…

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Kittrell School, 1889-1912

KITTRELL SCHOOL 1889-1912 was opened on the same site as the former 1880 school and the present school. On November 11, 1889, P. M. Puryear and C. O. Abernathy deeded one acre of land to School Directors W. R. Jamison, William Arnett, and M. E. Pitts. The deed located the…

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1958 Kittrell School Play

April 6, 1958, The Daily News Journal “For Pete’s Sake” – Kittrell’s seniors will present “For Pete’s Sake”, a farce in the three acts by Jay Tobias, on Friday evening, April 11, at 7:45. The cast includes Reba Coleman, Brenda Lovvorn, Jimmy Bugg, Billy Boyd, Bobby Shrum, Frieda Travis, Geralline…

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Wilson Hill School, 1860’s-1878

WILSON HILL SCHOOL f 1. 1860’s-fl. 1878 was on Wilson Hill Road north of the Woodbury Road. It was at the foot of Pilot Knob. On the 1878 Beers Map it is shown as a Baptist Church and school. The school was there whenJoseph David Hall, b. 1854, was a…

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Loafer’s Rest School, (Kittrell) 1881-1913

LOAFER’S REST SCHOOL 1881-1913 was on the second lot west of Mt. Herman Road and on the south side of Woodbury Highway. The school was first called WALNUT GROVE but the name was changed to LOAFER’S REST when Mr. Jim Anderson gave that name to his store at the suggestion…

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Science Hill Academy of Learning, 1870-1887

SCIENCE HILL ACADEMY OF LEARNING c1870-1887, used both as a school and as a church, was built on a hill on Franklin Hall’s farm on the north side of the Woodbury Road. The building replaced a log church which had been located farther from the stage road and had burned.…

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