Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Price Public School



Marker ID: THC 1B 64
Location: On N Hasson Street at W Spring St., Rogersville, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 24.570    W 083° 00.560
  36.4095    -83.00933333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6MBD
 



Text:

Alexander Fain, Jordan Netherland, Albert Jones, and Nathaniel Mitchell, all Black Americans, purchased this land in 1868 "for the purpose of building a schoolhouse for the education of colored children." A two-room log building was constructed and used as a school until the early 1900s. Erected in 1923, the present structure served as a school for grades one through eight until 1958. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the only known extant black school in Rogersville now serves as a community center and museum.

Tennessee Historical Commission