Watauga School Register, 1933-1956

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Watauga School Register, 1933-1956


Tennessee; African American women; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African American women--History; African American school children; African American school principals; African Americans--Education--Southern States; Schools--Records and correspondence; Student records--Carter County


Tennessee School Register information includes: student name, address, enrollment dates, birthplace, last school attended, parent/guardian, home address & teacher(s), property report and improvements made or needed, breakdown of class schedule and summaries of year's progress.

Information included is a valuable resource for identifying familial ties, migration and locations of Black communities in Carter County, Tennessee as well as North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia.

Surnames of students enrolled at Watauga:
Bond, Bonds, Bradley, Bufford, Carson, Chubb, Clark, Crawford, Crenshaw, Conley, Copley, Colston, Cunningham, Davis, Delaney, Dickson, Edwards, Ervin, Harris, Holly, Horton, Love, Mathes, McKinney, McKesson, McNeil, Moton, Morrison, Murray, Nelson, Percy, Prather, Richardson, Rhea, Rogers, Rufford, Sylvers, Thompkins, Thompson, Trent, Vaught, Williams, Wilson, and Yett

Surnames of teachers at Watauga: Duffield, Heatherly, Lennon, Sylvers and Wilson.


Carter County (Tenn.)


Carter County School System


Black in Appalachia


Alona Norwood


This item was sourced from the Carter County Schools at 305 Academy St, Elizabethton, TN 37643. This item can be used for private reflection and research, and not for commercial purposes. Any additional questions about usage should be directed to Danny McClain, High School Secondary Supervisor.



Carter County (Tenn.), “Watauga School Register, 1933-1956,” Black in Appalachia: Community History Digital Archive, accessed December 3, 2021, https://blackinappalachia.omeka.net/items/show/2107.