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Near Oak Ridge in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Poplar Creek Seminary

 
 
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By Donald Raby, September 10, 2015
1. Poplar Creek Seminary Marker
Inscription.  Wheat Community Citizens established the Poplar Creek Seminary in 1877 as a center of higher education for area children. The Seminary's name was changed in 1886 to Roane College, chartered by the state of Tennessee as an accredited college. At its peak the school enrolled 200 K through 12 and college students. In 1908 Roane College closed, replaced by the new Wheat High School near what is today Highway 58. Wheat High School closed when the surrounding community became part of the World War II Manhattan Project.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 35° 56.133′ N, 84° 22.306′ W. Marker is near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on US Highway 95 and state Rt 58 (Tennessee Route 95) one mile north of Blair Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Poplar Creek Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, September 10, 2015
2. Poplar Creek Seminary Marker
George Jones Memorial Baptist Church visible on hill nearby.
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other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wheat Community (a few steps from this marker); Building K-1000 (approx. 1.1 miles away); K-25 Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wheat Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); L&N Cowcreel Branch (approx. 7.7 miles away); O.S. Engine #2 (approx. 7.7 miles away); Southern Railroad X574 (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Additional keywords. This location was formerly Marker for Wheat Community which was moved to Blair Road nearby. On Hill nearby is George Jones Memorial Baptist Church, site of annual Wheat Reunion since 1942.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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