Our History

  • Portrait of Ms. Eakin
  • Historical Marker Unveiling
  • Eagles with 1936 graduate Martha Ann Elliott

Eakin Gives You The World!

Elizabeth Atchison Eakin, born in Nashville on Feb. 26, 1858, married prominent banker John H. Eakin in 1882.  Active in many civic causes, in 1917 she became the first woman to join the Nashville City School Board. 

After her death in 1936, a new school on Fairfax Ave., built with funds from the New Deal-era Works Progress Administration, was named in her Honor.  In 2006 Eakin School moved to the adjacent Cavert School and the Eakin Building became the Martin Center for teacher training.