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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

First Jacksonville School

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Photographed By Thomas Smith, 10 4 21
1. First Jacksonville School Marker
Inscription.  Although earlier schools existed, this first permanent Jacksonville school site was donated town founder Nicholas W. Jackson in 1880 to the Jacksonville Academy Association By 1881, all eight grades were taught here in a one room log building. The Jacksonville Special School District was formed May 18, 1907 and was absorbed by Pulaski County Special School District, created on July 16, 1927. Brick building replaced the one room school and all twelve grades were taught here until a new high school was built elsewhere in 1953.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 34° 51.878′ N, 92° 6.547′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Oak Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S Oak St, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacksonville, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tom Cory (approx. half a mile away); Governor Homer M. Adkins (approx.
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0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); In Honor and Remembrance (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memorial Honoring 53 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. The marker is identical on both sides.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 57 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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