Schools For Freedmen

Schools For Freedmen (HM5XM)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.421', W 90° 3.278'

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The first free "colored" school in the city was opened in early 1863 in a barrack building in South Memphis. In 1864 the U.S. Army issued a general order authorizing its officers to hep with these schools for the education of freedmen. In 1865 there were 9 schools here. All were burned during the May 1866 race riot. In 1868-69 there were again 9 schools in operation in various locations in the city. One of these schools was located in this area.
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HM NumberHM5XM
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByShelby County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768350 N 3892579
Decimal Degrees35.14035000, -90.05463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.421', W 90° 3.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 25.26" N, 90° 3' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98-114 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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