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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nashville's First Public School

 
 
Nashville's First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Nashville's First Public School Marker
Inscription. Nashville's first public school, Hume School, opened here Feb. 26, 1855. A three story brick building, the school employed 12 teachers and served all grades. In 1874 high school classes were moved to Fogg School built on adjoining corner lot. Named for educators, Alfred E. Hume & Francis B. Fogg, the schools were replaced by Hume~Fogg in 1912
 
Erected 1969 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 36° 9.553′ N, 86° 46.906′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Broadway just from U.S. 41. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall Jarrel (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church
Francis Fogg image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
2. Francis Fogg
In memory of Francis Fogg 1795~1880 First President of the Nashville Board of Education erected by The Hume~Fogg Association
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral/Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (about 500 feet away); Vauxhall Garden Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Historical News and Notes. Tennessee historical magazine Volume 7 by Tennessee, Dept. of Education, Tennessee Historical Society (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Alfred Hume image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
3. Alfred Hume
In Memory of Alfred Hume 1808~1853 Father of The Nashbille Public School System erected by The Public School Children
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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