The Kittrell School Reunion Scheduled for September

Aug 03, 2023 at 09:32 pm by WGNS News

Photo from

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - An annual event enjoyed by former Kittrell School students will be held at the Science Hill Church of Christ next month. The Kittrell School Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 10 AM to 2 PM.


Steve Cates, who is helping to organize the reunion said, “All persons who graduated from Kittrell School, who attended Kittrell School, or who have an interest in Kittrell School are invited to attend.” The Firey Pig, a food truck, operated by one of the alumni, will provide lunch at the reunion (lunch served for $8.00 to $9.00). During the day, various classes will be recognized, starting with the class of the oldest graduate present. Faculty members will also be honored, along with 50th anniversaries celebrated for the classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972.

When the school first opened, it was a one-room school house that was later added onto with one additional room. Back then, there was only one teacher over the school. The typical semester or “term,” lasted for 3-months, followed by a subscription school for several weeks.

Kittrell School originally opened in 1880 on the same site as the present school. In 1889, P.M. Puryear and C.O. Abernathy deeded one acre of land to the directors of the school, W.R. Jamison, William Arnett and M.E. Pitts. According to The Rutherford County Historical Society, the school was named after Major Marion Kittrell, a local resident whom the Kittrell Community was eventually named after. Kittrell served in the Civil War as a Major.

Again, the Kittrell School Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 16th at Science Hill Church of Christ during the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM. For more information, contact Steve Cates at or call him at 615-896-3559 (no texts).


Sections: News