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Old Bradley Academy

 
 
Old Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
1. Old Bradley Academy Marker
Inscription.  Bradley Academy was founded in the early nineteeth century as a school for white males. Among the earliest students was James Knox Polk. From 1884 until the 1960s, it was an elementary and secondary school for African-Americans in Rutherford County. The present, 1917 building is an excellent example of standardized, early twentieth-century Schoolhouse architecture.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 134.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 35° 50.527′ N, 86° 23.367′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on South Academy Street just north of East Castle Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 South Academy Street, 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. State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Joseph Dickson
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Allen Chapel AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oaklands (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murfreesboro History (approx. ¼ mile away); James Daniel Richardson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Old Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
2. Old Bradley Academy Marker
Old Bradley Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 7, 2020
3. Old Bradley Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on August 8, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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