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

Capshaw School

Capshaw School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carver Moore, September 14, 2018
1. Capshaw School Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1939, Capshaw School was part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal Program. Named in honor of Cookeville attorney and co-founder of Dixie College Robert Byrd Capshaw, the land that the school sits on, was once part of the Capshaw farm. The original structure was built with labor from the Works Progress Administration, (WPA). Razed in 2002, following construction of a new building, the school once served students in grades one through eight.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 60.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 36° 9.483′ N, 85° 29.656′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on Cougar Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Cougar Lane, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam County Revolutionary Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); Israel Putnam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County's Third and Fourth Courthouses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Statue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to the side of the new school building. The best time to view the marker is after school hours and on the weekends.
Capshaw School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. Capshaw School Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2018. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 1, 2018.   2. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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