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Oak Ridge in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Wheat Community

 
 
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By Donald Raby
1. The Wheat Community Marker
Inscription.  The Wheat Community was settled during the middle of the 19th century and took its name from the first postmaster, Frank Wheat. The area had originally been known as Bald Hill. Roane College, a liberal arts college, operated here from 1886-1908. Wheat was one of four area communities acquired by the federal government in 1942 for the Manhattan Project.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 38.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 35° 56.145′ N, 84° 22.306′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on Blair Road near US 95, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Creek Seminary (a few steps from this marker); Building K-1000 (approx. 1.1 miles away); K-25 Plant
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wheat Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); L&N Cowcreel Branch (approx. 7.7 miles away); O.S. Engine #2 (approx. 7.7 miles away); Southern Railroad X574 (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
More about this marker. This marker was relocated to Blair Road from nearby US 95. It was in the location of the new marker for Poplar Creek Seminary.
 
Additional keywords. Oak Ridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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