Sam Houston Schoolhouse

NE of Maryville on TN 8, Maryville, Tennessee

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Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is named for the great statesman and pioneer from East Tennessee. Sam Houston was adopted at age 16 by Cherokee Indians in Tennessee, who called him Co-lonneh, or "the Raven." In 1812, when he was 18, he took the job as teacher to pupils from age six to 60 during a term that begun after corn planting in the spring and lasting until harvest and cold weather in the fall. Tuition at that time was $8.

"Photo: Brian Stansberry / Creative Commons

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1972
Reference number
72001228
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
School
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1794; 1812

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2015: Photo imported by pam phillips

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