Sam Houston School House

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. More info:

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Latitude: 35.8015428 Longitude: -83.9036608 Elevation: 931 ft
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I would love to come back here again. I have been here many times and still haven't seen and read all the things this man did. I'm from Texas and we (families of the pioneers) could never thank him and others enough. If you are ever in the area, go by the old school house, I think you will not regret it. It took some sleuthing to find his mother's grave site in Maryville.

Pamela, 2/18/2016

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Phil, 7/10/2018

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