Cold Spring School (3B 49) - Portland TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 36° 35.677 W 086° 31.704
16S E 542182 N 4050006
Quick Description: 2.8 miles northeast is the site of Cold Spring School. It was built on land donated in May 1857 by Thomas Baskerville for a school and meetinghouse. Early in the Civil War, it was used by Camp Trousdale as a military hospital.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2020 3:05:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM1398T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 1

Long Description:
Cold Spring School circa 1857-1933- 2.8 miles northeast is the site of Cold Spring School. It was built on land donated in May 1857 by Thomas Baskerville for a school and meetinghouse. Early in the Civil War, it was used by Camp Trousdale as a military hospital. There, in 1866, David Lipscomb organized the Portland Church of Christ. Landowners Jim and Bill McGlothlin gave the schoolhouse to the citizens of Portland for a museum of local history. In September 1975, it was relocated to Richland Park.

LOCATION: Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway (Tennessee Route 109) and Victor Reiter Parkway, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
Marker Name: Cold Spring School

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 3B 49

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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