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Trenton in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Trenton School

 
 
The Trenton School Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. The Trenton School Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Trenton School was built in 1920 through the initiative of the citizens of Trenton, Kentucky. Funds were donated and the Board of Trustees personally borrowed the balance of the funds needed to complete construction of the school. Students from the first to the 12th grades were educated at the school. By 1935, the entire $42,000 debt was retired.

In 1957, Trenton School merged with Todd County Schools and Trenton High School was closed. The school building continued as Trenton Elementary School until a county consolidation of all elementary schools in 1988. Trenton Community Center, Inc. purchased the school and gym in 1988 to preserve it for future generations of Trenton citizens.
 
Erected 2020 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2625.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 36° 43.287′ N, 87° 15.598′ W. Marker is in
The Trenton School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. The Trenton School Marker
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Trenton, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 41) and 6th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 South Main Street, Trenton KY 42286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stage Coach Inn (approx. 6.2 miles away); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robert Penn Warren (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tobacco Farmers Unite (approx. 7.3 miles away); Camp Boone (approx. 7.7 miles away in Tennessee); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 8.1 miles away); Reuben Ross (approx. 8.1 miles away in Tennessee); Green River Academy (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Text on reverse side provided by Kentucky Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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