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

Old Bradley Academy

Old Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
1. Old Bradley Academy Marker
Inscription. Bradley Academy was founded in the early nineteeth century as a school for white males. Among the earliest students was James Knox Polk. From 1884 until the 1960s, it was an elementary and secondary school for African-Americans in Rutherford County. The present, 1917 building is an excellent example of standardized, early twentieth-century Schoolhouse architecture.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 134.)
Location. 35° 50.527′ N, 86° 23.367′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on South Academy Street north of East Castle Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 South Academy Street, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oaklands (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Daniel Richardson (approx. mile away); Tennessee Baptist Convention (approx. mile away); Bradley Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's Wedding (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1860s View of East Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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