Everyone is Invited to Visit Historic Cold Springs School during the Annual the Sumner County Tourism - Historic Site Kickoff
The Kickoff Date is April 6, 2019
Cold Springs School will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
HRHS members will be on site to provide tours and to share the rich history of the historic old school.
Cold Springs School FAQ
The Highland Rim Historical Society believes it is the plural: Cold Springs School. This is based on documents we have seen. For example, see the Thomas Baskerville Water Agreement, the Howard McDowell Certificate and the 1923 Portland Herald article on this page. There are other documents, however, which refer to just one spring. See, for example, the 1857 deed on this page. When the Tennessee Historical Commission erected a historical marker in Portland, they chose to use Cold Spring School. We don't know why they chose the singular.
The location and number of springs in this area change from time to time. At one time, there may have been multiple springs. It's really impossible to say.