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Alexandria in DeKalb County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wheeler School

 
 
Wheeler School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
1. Wheeler School Marker
Inscription.  Wheeler School for Blacks was established during the Reconstruction period in Wilson County on land donated by Captain J.D. Wheeler, formerly of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A. Renowned Black educator W. E. B. DuBois taught at the school during the summers of 1886 and 1887. The original log building was replaced with the existing structure in the late 1890's.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.585′ N, 86° 2.591′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Tennessee, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) and Goose Creek Road, on the right when traveling east on Nashville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria TN 37012, 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. DeKalb County Fair (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. John H. Morgan CSA
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(approx. half a mile away); Morgan in Alexandria (approx. half a mile away); Morgan's Ohio Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wilson Lawrence Waters (approx. 5.1 miles away); Watertown, Tennessee Veterans Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Adam Dale (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Gwaltney Home (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Wheeler School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
2. Wheeler School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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