Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cold Spring School ~ circa 1857-1933

Marker ID: THC 3B 49
Location: TN 109, Sumner County, in Portland, at Victor Reiter Parkway
County: Sumner
Waymark: None


2.8 miles northeast is the site of Cold Spring School. It was built on land donated in May 1857 by Thomas Baskerville for a school and meetinghouse. Early in the Civil War, it was used by Camp Trousdale as a military hospital. There, in 1866, David Lipscomb organized the Portland Church of Christ. Landowners Jim and Bill McGlothlin gave the schoolhouse to the citizens of Portland for a museum of local history. In September 1975, it was relocated to Richland Park.