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Near Ashland City in Cheatham County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Neptune School

1885-1951

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 21, 2020
1. Old Neptune School Marker
Inscription.  In 1885 J.T. Mosely deeded this property for use as a school or church for African Americans in the Neptune Community. To enhance the quality of public education for African Americans in rural Cheatham County, school officials built Neptune School on the property. The Cheatham County School Board voted in 1951 to consolidate this school with the Ashland City Negro School. Neptune's last class session was held in the building in 1951.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 76.)
 
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 1885.
 
Location. 36° 21.234′ N, 87° 12.952′ W. Marker is near Ashland City, Tennessee, in Cheatham County. Marker is on New Hope Church Road 0.1 miles west of Powers Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1090 New Hope Church Rd, Ashland City TN 37015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 21, 2020
2. Old Neptune School Marker
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flies. Clifton Forebears are Buried in Old Church Cemetery to Southeast (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clifton Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Neptune (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pat Head Summitt (approx. 3.9 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 4.9 miles away); Willie Blount (approx. 8˝ miles away); Sycamore Mill (approx. 9.4 miles away); Cumberland Furnace Iron Plantation (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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