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Nunnelly in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grace Baxter Thompson

1902 - 1991

 
 
Grace Baxter Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
1. Grace Baxter Thompson Marker
Inscription.  An outstanding teacher dedicated to her pupils for 50 years, 30 of which she was the principal of Nunnelly School, retiring in 1972. She was an artist, a poet, a musician, a high school basketball coach of renown, a benefactor to her many needy students, a nature lover, a lady of great wisdom and common sense, and an author who wrote “Dreamland Girl”, the biography of songwriter, Beth Slater Whitson. She was the epitome of all that a teacher should be. The many students and friends who remember her dedication to excellence place this marker in honor of “Miss Grace”.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationSports.
 
Location. 35° 51.677′ N, 87° 29.04′ W. Marker is in Nunnelly, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is on State Highway 230 0.4 miles west of Goodrich Road (County Road 961), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Highway 230, Nunnelly TN 37137, 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 flies. The Nunnelly Family Memorial Garden (a few steps from this marker);
Grace Baxter Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
2. Grace Baxter Thompson Marker
Beth Slater Whitson (approx. 0.8 miles away); First County Seat (approx. one mile away); Edwin Hickman (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hickman County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hickman County Courthouse (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lee & Gould Furnace (approx. 9 miles away); Coble Pottery (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nunnelly.
 
Former Nunnelly School image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
3. Former Nunnelly School
Thompson was principal of this school for 30 years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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