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Mount Pleasant in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clarke Training School

1922-1969

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
1. Clarke Training School Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1920s, African Americans Joseph Worley, Andrew Polk, and Finn Wray, along with the community, city and county governments secured funds to build the “Mt. Pleasant Colored School.” A Rosenwald facility, it was later named in honor of Dr. C. Y. Clarke who played a vital role in its establishment. In 1962, the school's name was changed to Clarke Elementary and High School, and its last class to graduate was in 1969. The school closed due to racial desegregation.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools 🎓, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 35° 31.928′ N, 87° 12.123′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of Southport Road and Rainey Street, on the right when traveling west on Southport Road.
Clarke Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
2. Clarke Training School Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Rainey St, Mount Pleasant TN 38474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bigby Greys (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rattle and Snap Plantation (approx. 3½ miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Delaying Forrest (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. John's (approx. 4.6 miles away); Forrest and Capron (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sam Watkins (approx. 5.6 miles away); Frierson Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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