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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles C. Johnson School

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
1. Charles C. Johnson School Marker
Inscription.  Johnson Elementary School was dedicated on November 30, 1958, being named for Dr. Charles C. Johnson (1886-1966), a prominent local African American physician. Mr. James R. Watkins (1914-1996), Johnson’s first principal, led the school through the integration of Franklin’s schools in the early 1970s and served as principal until his retirement in 1981. His calm and gentle manner and his leadership skills were examples in a time of great social change. At the opening, teachers were Edna Hughes, Emma Edwards, Mattie Short, Carrie Wilson, Bazelia Harris, Anne Spencer, Mary Mills, Louise Patton, Lula Blakemore, Lou Ella Hamilton, Eleanor Bright, Jesse Walker, Henry Hardison, Pearl Watson, and Anne Porter Patton. Other staff members were Ike Norris, Theresa Mae Patton, and Alice Wilson.
Williamson County Historical Society 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.62′ N, 86° 52.953′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Glass Lane ¼ mile west of Magnolia
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By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Charles C. Johnson School Marker
Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 Glass Lane, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard Bargain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Breastworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unknown Civil War Soldier (approx. half a mile away); Rest Haven Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); City Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hincheyville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Franklin Special School District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Charles C. Johnson School website. (Submitted on October 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Dr. Charles C. Johnson image. Click for full size.
From School Website
3. Dr. Charles C. Johnson
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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