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Arlington in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hughes-College Hill Park

 
 
HUGHES-COLLEGE HILL PARK Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 4, 2014
1. HUGHES-COLLEGE HILL PARK Marker
Inscription. In January of 1884, the Memphis District High School opened its doors on this site. Built by the Memphis Conference of Methodist Church, the school was acquired by the Shelby County Schools in 1895. In 1912, a new school replaced the original during the time Mrs. Mabel Williams Hughes, a lifelong resident of Arlington, served as Superintendent of Shelby County Schools. The school later became an elementary school before moving to Douglass Street in 1974. The town of Arlington purchased the property in 1984 for a community park, naming it College Hill park. In 2004, the Hughes family donated the adjacent 2.78 acres of land to the town of Arlington, its citizens, and future generations. The park was renamed Hughes-College Hill Park in memory of the donors' grandparents and parents.
 
Location. 35° 17.351′ N, 89° 39.524′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Chester Street south of Campbell Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington TN 38002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arlington Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum (approx. half a mile away); Blacksmith Shop
HUGHES-COLLEGE HILL PARK Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 4, 2014
2. HUGHES-COLLEGE HILL PARK Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Arlington Historic Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Harrell Farm Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Memphis's Civil War Sites (approx. 1.8 miles away); Grey's Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Old Stagecoach Inn (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 196 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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