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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Chadwick School, (Cedar Grove) 1860-1936

CHADWICK SCHOOL 1860-c 1936 was on the Manchester Highway about two miles north of the Rutherford-Bedford County line. It was on the east side of the road and about 100 yards south of the Chadwick cemetery. On April 2, 1860, Alexander Downing deeded to B. L. Chadwick, Trustee, one-half acre…

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Millersburg School, (Hoovers Gap) 1873-1907

MILLERSBURG SCHOOL 1873-1907 was located on the south west corner of the intersection of the Hoovers Gap Road and the Millersburg Road. On July 11, 1873, Will N. White deeded one acre of land to the School commissioners S. J. Cobb, John Hale, and B. G. White. The site is…

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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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First Lady Sarah Polk has Deep Roots in Murfreesboro

September 28, 2020, Susan Harber, Local Historian Rutherford County bequeathed an elegant and sophisticated future president’s wife in the emergence of Sarah Childress Polk. She was named for her maternal grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitsitt (1746-1831), who was born in British Colonial America. Sarah served as a respected and fascinating First…

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Dromgoole School (Christiana) 1865

DROMGOOLE SCHOOL 1865 was located east of Rucker Road and west of the Stones River. G. Dromgoole is on the 1878 Beers Map as being a landowner on Road 476. Federal Judge Tillman Johnson wrote: “The teacher George Dromgoole opened a school in a room in his residence about two…

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