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

Nolensville School

1937

 
 
Nolensville School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Nolensville School Marker
Inscription.  

Nolensville School was first proposed in the early 1930's by members of the community and the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) out of concern for their aging school's deterioration and consolidation of small, one-room school houses nearby. Williamson County came to an agreement with the PTA and families to purchase land needed for a new school. Successful fundraisers and horse shows allowed the acquisition of five acres of pasture at 7248 Nolensville Road. The Williamson County Board of Education awarded a contract for a "Rosenwald Design" school building. Two large banks of five windows provided plenty of natural light and healthy ventilation. Classes began in September 1937 with 78 students sitting on orange crates under a large tent while construction was completed.

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Nolensville Community Club purchased an Army Air Force classification building that was dismantled and reconstructed on the school site in 1948 to incorporate a gymnasium, cafeteria and indoor restrooms. The community baseball fields were relocated behind the school. Nolensville was known as a rural dairy farming community and
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a Junior 4-H Club fair was held on the school property for over 50 years. Nolensville School closed in 1972 and became Nolensville Community Recreation Center until 2009. Nolensville Historical Society, in cooperation with Williamson County government, undertook the restoration. They utilized the same community efforts from when the school was originally built and established a community events center and museum. Nolensville School was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 in recognition of its educational and social significance.
 
Erected 2018 by Nolensville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 35° 57.545′ N, 86° 40.343′ W. Marker is in Nolensville, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Nolensville Road (Alternate U.S. 31) and Sunset Road, on the right when traveling north on Nolensville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7248 Nolensville Road, Nolensville TN 37135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nolensville War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 1937 Historic Nolensville School (within shouting distance of this marker); Nolensville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Nolensville School Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Nolensville School Marker reverse
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Nolensville United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Nolensville Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sherwood Green (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nolensville.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of the Old School in Nolensville. From Williamson Source. Posted March 4, 2016. (Submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Nolensville School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
3. Nolensville School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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