Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Central High School

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: 161 Rains Avenue
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Founded in 1915 as the first public high school in the county system, Central High School stood here from 1921-1971. One of the earliest student government associations in the South began here. Many graduates became city and county political leaders. The last mayor of the old Nashville City Government, Ben West, and first Metro Government mayor, Beverly Briley, were classmates here.


Erected: 1997