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Bonny Oaks School ~ Hamilton County; Chattanooga, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Better Half
N 35° 04.427 W 085° 10.935
16S E 665733 N 3882736
Quick Description: A Hamilton County Institution ~ Founded 1896
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2007 6:48:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM2Q9G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 89

Long Description:
Bonny Oaks School
A Hamilton County Institution
Founded 1896

Authorized by Act of the General Assembly, 1895.
The first Board of Trustees met March 7th 1896. Pres-
ent were the Reverend J.W. Bachman, President: Major
Charles D. McGuffy, Secretary: J.S. Bell, Treasurer; Judge
Seth M. Walker; and Squire L.W. Bates.
On January 4th, 1898 the Col. Jarrett G. Dent plan-
tation, later known as "Bonnie Oaks Farm at Jersey," was
purchased. J.C. Kalleen was engaged as first superin-
tendent. The first student was admitted February 22, 1898
"at the request of his mother, his father being dead."
The Negro Department was opened April 28th, 1898.
July 31, 1899 a deed to the adjoining Trimble farm
was presented to the School by Z. C. Patten, Sr. for a
Girls' Department.

"MIGHT OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW!"
Marker Name: Bonny Oaks School

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: n/a

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Bonny Oaks School / Chattanooga


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