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Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dunbar

Haywood County Training

 

—Carver High Schools —

 
Dunbar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. Dunbar Marker
Inscription. Dunbar, the first permanent school for persons of African descent in Brownsville, was built in the late 1860s with money raised by the black community. John Gloster was principal from 1886 to 1915. Many early graduates studied at Roger Williams University in Nashville. Dunbar was destroyed by fire between 1910 and 1920 and was replaced by Haywood County Training School. In 1950, it became Carver High School. Due to desegregation of the county's school system, Carver High School closed in 1970.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 49.)
 
Location. 35° 35.512′ N, 89° 15.329′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is on Jefferson Street (Tennessee Route 19) east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Army National Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bradford's Landing
Dunbar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. Dunbar Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 12.1 miles away); Stanton (approx. 12.2 miles away); Cherryville (was approx. 12.5 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Dunbar School Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. Dunbar School Sign
Carver High School image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
4. Carver High School
Dunbar Carver Museum image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
5. Dunbar Carver Museum
Dunbar Carever Museum image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
6. Dunbar Carever Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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