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

The Wheat Community

The Wheat Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby
1. The Wheat Community Marker
Inscription. The Wheat Community was settled during the middle of the 19th century and took its name from the first postmaster, Frank Wheat. The area had originally been known as Bald Hill. Roane College, a liberal arts college, operated here from 1886-1908. Wheat was one of four area communities acquired by the federal government in 1942 for the Manhattan Project.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 38.)
Location. 35° 56.145′ N, 84° 22.306′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Blair Road near US 95, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Creek Seminary (a few steps from this marker); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Robertsville Community (was approx. 7.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Emery Road (approx. 8 miles away); The Scarboro Community (approx. 9.1 miles away); Capitol for a Day (approx. 9.2 miles away); Roane County War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Kingston (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
More about this marker. This marker was relocated to Blair Road from nearby US 95. It was in the location of the new marker for Poplar Creek Seminary.
Additional keywords. Oak Ridge
Categories. EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 60 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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