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Harrison in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harrison Academy

 
 
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By Judith Barber, January 14, 2012
1. Harrison Academy Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1838, this was the first public school in Hamilton County. It stood on a small hill about two miles northeast. Many citizens, later prominent in the life of the state and the community, received their early education here. It closed its doors about 1890.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 37.)
 
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 1838.
 
Location. 35° 6.591′ N, 85° 8.441′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 58 and Tyner Lane, on the right when traveling north on State Route 58. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5637 Tennessee 58, Harrison TN 37341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cast Down Your Buckets (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Life of Booker Taliaferro Washington (approx. 2 miles away); The Tuskegee Institute (approx. 2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps and Booker T. Washington State Park
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 17, 2020
2. Harrison Academy Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Booker Taliaferro Washington (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Harrison (approx. 2.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Joseph Vann's Town (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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