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Cockrill School

 
 
Cockrill School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
1. Cockrill School Marker
Inscription.  Through the efforts of Mark Sterling Cockrill and Lemuel Davis, a school serving West Nashville children in grades l-8 opened near here in 1888. High school grades were soon added and the school became West Nashville High School. Following annexation, the school was renamed Cockrill School in 1907. The Public Works Administration constructed the current building at this location, the former Clifton Park. Designed by Marr and Holman, this building opened in 1940.
 
Erected 2018 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 153.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 36° 9.307′ N, 86° 50.763′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 49th Avenue North just north of Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 49th Ave N, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Cockrill School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
2. Cockrill School Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richland Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Charlotte Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home (approx. half a mile away); Robertson Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. ¾ mile away); Preston Taylor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
The Cockrill School building (1940) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
3. The Cockrill School building (1940)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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