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

Cold Spring School

circa 1857-1933

Cold Spring School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Cold Spring School Marker
Inscription. 2.8 miles northeast is the site of Cold Spring School. It was built on land donated in May 1857 by Thomas Baskerville for a school and meetinghouse. Early in the Civil War, it was used by Camp Trousdale as a military hospital. There, in 1866, David Lipscomb organized the Portland Church of Christ. Landowners Jim and Bill McGlothlin gave the schoolhouse to the citizens of Portland for a museum of local history. In September 1975, it was relocated to Richland Park.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 49.)
Location. 36° 35.677′ N, 86° 31.704′ W. Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway (Tennessee Route 109) and Victor Reiter Parkway, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zollicoffer's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cold Spring School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Cold Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Smith
Cold Spring School image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Cold Spring School
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Duval-Groves House (approx. 3 miles away); Triangular Jog (approx. 3.3 miles away in Kentucky); Tennessee Maneuvers World War II (approx. 3.6 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portland.
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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