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

Historic Cold Springs

ca. 1857 - 1933

Cold Spring School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Cold Spring School Marker
Inscription. Cold Springs, a rural one room school, was built near cold water springs on the Thomas Baskerville farm, near Mitchellville, Northern Sumner County. During the Civil War the school was a hospital for Confederate troops quartered at Camp Trousdale.

Howard McDowell, former student, mobilized efforts to move and restore the building. Structure donated by Jim & Bill McGlothlin. School moved into Richland Park in September, 1975.

Official agreement signed by City of Portland, McGlothlin families, and Highland Rim Historical Society, November 1, 1975.
Location. 36° 34.997′ N, 86° 30.522′ W. Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Portland Boulevard and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Portland Blvd, Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cold Spring School (here, next to this marker); Zollicoffer's Headquarters (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Cold Spring School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Smith (approx. 3.1 miles away);
Cold Spring School Markers image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Cold Spring School Markers
Duval-Groves House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Triangular Jog (approx. 4.6 miles away in Kentucky); Tennessee Maneuvers World War II (approx. 4.7 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
Cold Spring School image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
3. Cold Spring School
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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