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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

One-Room Schoolhouse

 
 
One-Room Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. One-Room Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  The one-room schoolhouse shows the determination of 19th century settlers to provide their children with a basic education. After a community had a building for classes, its citizens would hire a teacher with money raised by public subscription. Students were grouped according to grades, with girls on one side and boys on the other. All grades studied spelling and the three Rs. Classes would last only the to fifteen minutes each, with two or three recesses per day. Since it was not possible to find an existing period schoolhouse, this one was created from logs which came from a large corncrib located in Southern Rutherford County
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front St. This marker is located on the outer wall of the Schoolhouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House
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(here, next to this marker); University House (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker); Ash Hopper (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
One-Room Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. One-Room Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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