Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Bradley Academy

Marker ID: THC 3A 134
Location: 15 South Academy Street, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 50.534    W 086° 23.369
  35.84223333    -86.38948333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM493G


Bradley Academy was founded in the early nineteenth century as a school for white males. Among the earliest students was James Knox Polk. From 1884 until the 1960s, it was an elementary and secondary school for African-Americans in Rutherford County. The