Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wheeler School



Marker ID: THC 2D 30
Location: U.S. 70, DeKalb County, at Goose Creek Road near Alexandria, TN
County: DeKalb
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

Wheeler School for Blacks was established during the Recon-struction period in Wilson County on land donated by Captain J. D. Wheeler, formerly of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA. Renowned Black educator W.E.B. DuBois taught at the school during the summer