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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chattanooga Central High School

 
 
Chattanooga Central High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
1. Chattanooga Central High School Marker
Inscription.  From 1908 to 1969, this was the site of the first Hamilton County high school to offer a full four-year curriculum. From an initial graduating class of 19, the school grew to an enrollment of approximately 2000 students, making it one of the largest high schools in the state for a significant period. In 1919, the first Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit in Tennessee was organized here. In 1963, Central proudly accepted the 22nd annual National Bellamy Award, one of the nation's highest merit honors for secondary schools.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 107.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 1.795′ N, 85° 15.891′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Dodds Avenue (U.S. 64) north of Burkett-Miller Drive (Route 0), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Chattanooga Central High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
2. Chattanooga Central High School Marker
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McCallie School (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio at Chickamauga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio at Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mebane's Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1st Ohio Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Chattanooga Central High School image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Hamilton County Tennessee Genealogy Society
3. Chattanooga Central High School
Undated photo of former school building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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