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Jingo Post Office / Triangle School

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 9, 2021
1. Jingo Post Office/Triangle School Marker
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Jingo Post Office
Barren was the first post office in the First District, established September 7, 1839 with Isaac Toomey as postmaster. Other First District post offices were Christiana, 1858-1880; Basin Springs, 1858-1905; Naomi, 1881-1905; Fernvale Springs, l886-1904; Pasadena, 1899-1904; Craigfield 1892-1906: and Neutral, 1901-1904. When a committee of citizens held a long discussion on what to rename Christiana in 1880, one farmer, replied, "It's late. If you can't decide, By Jingo, I'm going home.” Thus, the odd-by-word was adopted. Jingo post office closed in August 1937, when a new post office, renamed Fairview, was built on Highway 100, with Tella Mangrum as postmistress. The Jingo P. O. building was moved to this site in 2006 from its original location on Elrod Road.

Triangle School
Triangle School (grades 1-10) opened in 1939, with 115 students, replacing Union Valley School. The 3.3-acre triangular lot was purchased from W.F. Daugherty for $166.66. It was built by B.B. Sweeney for $2,183.84. Nelle Walker Sullivan, who taught school for 50 years, was the first principal. Madeline Sullivan
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Wallace and Ila Thompson completed the original faculty. Other notable teachers were Vella Sullivan Pegram, Ora Givens, Blanche Waters, Carl Walker, Sr., Era Walker, Dora Green, Beulah Page, Ralph Boyd, Othel Sullivan, Ludie Spicer, Mildred McReynolds, DeWitt Fox and Jesse Frank. The adjacent building was the cafeteria and canning facility. Fairview Elementary School (1-8) opened in 1962, with the merger of Triangle, New Hope and Fairview Schools.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Fairview.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 35° 56.485′ N, 87° 8.976′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Westview Boulevard north of Deer Ridge Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7121 Westview Boulevard, Fairview TN 37062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triangle School (a few steps from this marker); Evangeline Bowie, M.D. (approx. 2.1 miles away); Marion’s Rifles, CSA/Baxter’s Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA (approx. 2.6 miles away); Flagpole Campground / Pinewood Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fernvale (approx. 4.3 miles away); Richard "Dick" Poyner
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 9, 2021
3. Jingo Post Office/Triangle School Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Kingfield (approx. 6.4 miles away); Greenbrier (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 9, 2021
4. U.S. Post Office, Jingo, Tennessee
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 9, 2021
5. Triangle School Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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