Bridgeforth High School

Bridgeforth High School (HM132U)

Location: Pulaski, TN 38478 Giles County
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N 35° 12.584', W 87° 1.599'

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Though black public education existed in Giles County by 1869, Bridgeforth was the first black high school. Designed by America's first black architectural firm, McKissack and McKissack, which had the local roots, and named for black educator J. T. Bridgeforth, the school operated from 1937 until 1958, when a larger facility was built nearby. In 1965, Giles County became the first county in Tennessee to voluntarily integrate its schools.
HM NumberHM132U
Marker Number3F 41
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 497574 N 3896302
Decimal Degrees35.20973333, -87.02665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.584', W 87° 1.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 35.04" N, 87° 1' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 951 N 1st St, Pulaski TN 38478, US
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