Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Dunbar Haywood County Training Carver High Schools



Marker ID: THC 4D 49
Location: on Jefferson Street (Tennessee Route 19) east of Park Avenue, Brownsville, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 35.512    W 089° 15.329
  35.59186666    -89.25548333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM72NN
 



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Dunbar
Haywood County Training
Carver High Schools


Dunbar, the first permanent school for persons of African descent in Brownsville, was built in the late 1860s with money raised by the black community. John Gloster was principal from 1886 to 1915. Many early graduates studied at Roger Williams University in Nashville. Dunbar was destroyed by fire between 1910 and 1920 and was replaced by Haywood County Training School. In 1950, it became Carver High School. Due to desegregation of the county's school system, Carver High School closed in 1970.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.