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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chattanooga Howard School

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. Chattanooga Howard School Marker
Inscription.  Founded as a church school about 1865, Howard School was the first free public school, black or white, established in Hamilton County. Incorporated into the city school system in 1873, Howard School was established by the Rev. E. O. Tade, a black Congregational minister. Tade served as Hamilton County's first superintendent of education. The school was named after Gen. O. O. Howard commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 83.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 1.568′ N, 85° 18.661′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on S Market Street (Tennessee Route 58), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga Creek Picket Lines (approx. 0.6 miles
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By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
2. Chattanooga Howard School Marker
away); The Chattanooga Choo-Choo (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chattanooga's Railroads (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dedication of Rose Garden to all Veterans (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chattanooga, a City of Historical Significance (approx. 0.8 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Terminal Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daniel Ross (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
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By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
3. Chattanooga Howard School
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By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
4. Chattanooga Howard School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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