Nolensville School

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Nolensville School
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Nolensville School in November 2013.
Nolensville School is located in Tennessee
Nolensville School
Location 7248 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°57′35″N 86°40′21″W / 35.9596°N 86.6725°W / 35.9596; -86.6725Coordinates: 35°57′35″N 86°40′21″W / 35.9596°N 86.6725°W / 35.9596; -86.6725
Area less than 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1937
Built by Potts, H.J. and Hughes, Harvell
Architectural style Rosenwald school
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 85000686
Added to NRHP March 20, 2012

The Nolensville School, also known as Old Nolensville Elementary School, is a former public school in Nolensville, Tennessee, that has for many years served as a community recreation center (the Nolensville Community Recreation Center).

The school was built in 1937 using a Rosenwald School plan. It was the "first modern educational building" in Nolensville and is unusual as the only school for whites in Tennessee that was built to a Rosenwald School plan.[1] African American students did not attend the school until it was integrated in 1966.[2]

A gymnasium was added in 1948. The building became a community recreation center in 1972 after a new school was built to replace it.[1][2] In 2009, after the town of Nolensville announced plans to convert the 1972 school into a new recreation center, the Nolensville Historical Society began a campaign to preserve the old Nolensville School for use as a community center.[3] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 2012.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Sharon Zieman, Chuck Zieman, Remick Moore, Bob Haines (July 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Nolensville School / Nolensville Recreation Center". Tennessee. 
  2. ^ a b "History of Nolensville". Town of Nolensville, Tennessee. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Vision of the Nolensville Historical Society". Nolensville Historical Society. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/19/12 through 3/23/12". National Park Service. March 30, 2012.