“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harrison in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Harrison Academy

Harrison Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, January 14, 2012
1. Harrison Academy Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1838, this was the first public school in Hamilton County. It stood on a small hill about two miles northeast. Many citizens, later prominent in the life of the state and the community, received their early education here. It closed its doors about 1890.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 37.)
Location. 35° 6.591′ N, 85° 8.441′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 58 and Tyner Lane, on the right when traveling north on State Route 58. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5637 Tennessee 58, Harrison TN 37341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Harrison (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joseph Vann's Town (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cleburne's Fort (approx. 3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bonny Oaks School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sherman Crosses the River (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tennessee Valley Railroad And Museum (approx. 4.7 miles away); County of James (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrison.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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