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

Dunbar Rosenwald School

 
 
Dunbar Rosenwald School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. Dunbar Rosenwald School Marker
Inscription.  With support from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the African American community, and public funds, Dunbar Rosenwald School was built in 1923 at a cost of $5,700. The only Rosenwald school in the county for approximately 258 school-age children countywide in 1930, Dunbar was a community landmark. Keeping with one of the basic Rosenwald Fund objectives, events took place at the school throughout the year. In 1963, with the onset of school desegregation in Loudon, Dunbar closed in 1965. The St. Peter's Lodge #30 F & AM purchased the school building at auction in 1966, and it became known as the Dunbar Community Center.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 130.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools 🎓, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 35° 44.254′ N, 84° 20.209′ W. Marker is
Dunbar Rosenwald School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. Dunbar Rosenwald School Marker
in Loudon, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is at the intersection of Steekee Road and West Street, on the right when traveling north on Steekee Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Steekee Road, Loudon TN 37774, 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. Loudon County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout (approx. ¼ mile away); Loudon County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longstreet's Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Trestle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Battle of Philadelphia (approx. 5.4 miles away); Battle of Lenoir's Station (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loudon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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