“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cookeville in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Capshaw School

Capshaw School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carver Moore, September 14, 2018
1. Capshaw School Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1939, Capshaw School was part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal Program. Named in honor of Cookeville attorney and co-founder of Dixie College Robert Byrd Capshaw, the land that the school sits on, was once part of the Capshaw farm. The original structure was built with labor from the Works Progress Administration, (WPA). Razed in 2002, following construction of a new building, the school once served students in grades one through eight.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 9.483′ N, 85° 29.656′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on Cougar Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Cougar Lane, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Israel Putnam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tennessee Central Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Salem Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Dixie College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Walton Road - Old Burnt Stand (approx. 1˝ miles away); Steam Tractor 1886 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to the side of the new school building. The best time to view the marker is after school hours and on the weekends.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 1, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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