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Clinton in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prelude: The Green McAdoo School

 
 
Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 16, 2013
1. Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker
Inscription. Freedman's Hill, or Foley Hill as it came to be known, has long been an educational site for the African American community, whether in the schoolhouse built by the Freedman's Bureau after the Civil War, later destroyed by fire, or the churches of Asbury Methodist and Mount Sinai Baptist. Built in 1935, as a New Deal project, the present school was first named the Clinton Colored School. It was designed by architect Frank Barber, and bore similarities to schools funded by the Rosenwald Fund. This philanthropic organization founded by John Julius Rosenwald, constructed schools in black communities throughout the South. In an effort to obtain funding from the organization, the local black community created a Rosenwald School Fund to raise their required share of funding. However, before they could do so, the Rural School Building Program ceased operation following the death of Julius Rosenwald in 1932. Clinton Colored School was renamed in 1947 to Green McAdoo Grammar School in honor of Green L. McAdoo, a former buffalo soldier, landowner, and employee of the Anderson County Courthouse. This school provided education for 1st through 8th grade.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
 
Location. 36° 6.146′ N, 84° 
Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker
8.416′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Cummings St near West Broad St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton TN 37716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Pearls (approx. half a mile away); The Market Place of Pearls (approx. half a mile away); Elza Gate (approx. 5.4 miles away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); "The Coal Creek War" (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cross Mountain Disaster (approx. 5.7 miles away); Briceville Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the exterior of the Green-McAdoo Cultural Center. This one is marked "Prelude" because the rest of the amazing story is inside the Cultural Center/Museum.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
3. Prelude: The Green McAdoo School Marker
The Green McAdoo Cultural Center image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
4. The Green McAdoo Cultural Center
The Green McAdoo Cultural Center image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
5. The Green McAdoo Cultural Center
The Clinton 12 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
6. The Clinton 12
The Clinton 12 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
7. The Clinton 12
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5, 6, 7. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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