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Bradley Academy

 
 
Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Bradley Academy Marker
Inscription.  Stood 100 yards E. Organized 1806, with Jos. Dixon, Jno. R. Bedford, Jn. Thompson, St., Wm. P. Anderson, and Robert Smith trustees, it was supported partly by tuition fees, partly by lotteries. An early headmaster was Samuel P. Black. James K. Polk was at one time a student. It merged with Union University in 1848.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 35° 50.336′ N, 86° 23.2′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and Ash Street, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Those Who Used the Spring First (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Settlers Discover the Spring
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(about 300 feet away); A Town Emerges on the Water's Edge (about 300 feet away); Antebellum Prosperity and Institutional Growth (about 300 feet away); The Occupied Town in War and Reconstruction (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Occupied Town in War and Reconstruction (about 300 feet away); Building a Victorian City (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 7, 2020
2. Bradley Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 30, 2023