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Nashville's First Public School

 
 
Nashville's First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Nashville's First Public School Marker
Inscription.  Nashville's first public school, Hume School, opened here Feb. 26, 1855. A three story brick building, the school employed 12 teachers and served all grades. In 1874 high school classes were moved to Fogg School built on adjoining corner lot. Named for educators, Alfred E. Hume & Francis B. Fogg, the schools were replaced by Hume~Fogg in 1912
 
Erected 1969 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1931.
 
Location. 36° 9.553′ N, 86° 46.906′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Broadway close to U.S. 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Francis Fogg (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Alfred Hume (within shouting distance
Francis Fogg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
2. Francis Fogg
In memory of Francis Fogg 1795~1880 First President of the Nashville Board of Education erected by The Hume~Fogg Association
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of this marker); The South Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall Jarrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Hume-Fogg High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Historical News and Notes. Tennessee historical magazine Volume 7 by Tennessee, Dept. of Education, Tennessee Historical Society (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Alfred Hume image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
3. Alfred Hume
In Memory of Alfred Hume 1808~1853 Father of The Nashville Public School System erected by The Public School Children
Nashville's First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 4, 2020
4. Nashville's First Public School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022