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Millington in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelby County Training School

 
 
Shelby County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
1. Shelby County Training School Marker
Inscription.  In 1913, Shelby County Training School was established for African-American students. Boarding students performed all necessary chores including gardening, cooking, cleaning and laundering. Prof. T.J. Johnson was the school's first principal. Under Prof. R.J. Roddy, the school became noted for its strict high school course guidelines. Later known as Woodstock High School, in 1923 S.C.T.S. graduated its first high school class of three students. In 1970, under Prof. John Strong's tenure, the school was desegregated and became an elementary school.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 125.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 35° 17.136′ N, 89° 58.458′ W. Marker is in Millington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodstock Cuba Road and Rust Avenue, on the left when traveling north
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on Woodstock Cuba Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5848 Woodstock Cuba Rd, Millington TN 38053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodstock Community Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sigler Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 4.1 miles away); Big Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Millington, Tennessee / Park Field (approx. 5.6 miles away); Millington Centennial and Veterans Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away); Millington Central High School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Raleigh (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millington.
 
Shelby County Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
2. Shelby County Training School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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