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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hume-Fogg High School

 
 
Hume-Fogg High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
1. Hume-Fogg High School Marker
Inscription.  On this site was erected, in 1853, Nashville's first public school building, named in memory of Alfred Hume, an eminent educator, and known as the “Father of the Nashville public school system.”

On this spot was the site of a building in which the legislature of Tennessee met from 1813 to 1817.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 36° 9.566′ N, 86° 46.879′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 70) and 7th Avenue North, on the right when traveling west on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall Jarrell (here, next to this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Field (within shouting
Hume-Fogg High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
2. Hume-Fogg High School Marker
distance of this marker); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville Centennial (about 400 feet away); The Jungle and Juanita's (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Regarding Hume-Fogg High School. Fogg High School, named after B. J. Fogg, the first president of the Nashville Board of Education, became the city's second public school in 1875. It and Hume High School merged to form Hume-Fogg in 1912.
 
Hume-Fogg High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
3. Hume-Fogg High School Marker
Marker is next to the middle tree.
Alfred Hume image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archive
4. Alfred Hume
Taken from "Five Generations, Hume Family, In Nashville, Tenn.," an early 20th-century composite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 27, 2021