Newspaper Article: Nelson-Merry School Announcement

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Title

Newspaper Article: Nelson-Merry School Announcement

Subject

Tennessee; African American women; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African American teachers--History; African American school children; African American Teachers; African Americans--Education--Southern States; Schools--Records and correspondence; Memorabilia-African American Life-- African American thought-Jefferson City

Description

"At one time, Nelson-Merry School was one of the finest schools in the area. Land for the school was purchased in 1890. The timbers for the first building were hewn from trees on the land. Since the early 1960's the school has not been used. After ownership of the building changed hands several times it was bought by the city of Jefferson City. Due to vandalism and lack of general upkeep the building has deteriorated until it has become necessary to tear down part of the structure."

Creator

Black in Appalachia

Source

Julia Taliaferro

Publisher

Black in Appalachia

Contributor

Alona Norwood, Nelia Koontz

Rights

Items can be used for private reflection and research and not for commercial purposes.

Coverage

United States, Tennessee, Jefferson County

Files

Citation

Black in Appalachia , “Newspaper Article: Nelson-Merry School Announcement,” Black in Appalachia: Community History Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2024, https://blackinappalachia.omeka.net/items/show/2258.