Montvale Academy was organized April 13, 1882, by Isaiah Fitzgerald, A.P. Green, John H. McMillan, J.H. Stephens, V.P. Smith, and William Love. Montvale Academy was an outstanding private school. Many of its students became doctors, lawyers, judges, and teachers.
Two of the most noted graduates were Congressman Cordell Hull and Governor Benton McMillan. Cordell Hull was instrumental in helping to create the United Nations and was Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt. Hull was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The building that was Montvale Academy is the present day Upton Funeral Home.
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307 West Lake Ave.
Celina, TN 38551
Phone: (931) 243-3338
- Clay County Courthouse, 0.1 miles away
- Clay County High School, 0.3 miles away
- Cordell Hull Law Office, 0.4 miles away
- Ollie's Place, 0.6 miles away
- Freehill Rosenwald School, 1.7 miles away