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Baxter in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Baxter Seminary
 
Baxter Seminary Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
1. Baxter Seminary Marker
 
Inscription. This is the site of the former Baxter Seminary, operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910-1959. J. Daniel Harris led the drive for the secondary school; its first President was Samuel E. Ryan. Under Harry L. Upperman it attained an enrollment near 400 and a quality academic and vocational curriculum, stressing Christian principles and offering a self-help program for deserving students.
 
Location. 36° 8.59′ N, 85° 38.24′ W. Marker is in Baxter, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on 1st Avenue S, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter TN 38544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee Central Depot (approx. 7.3 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 7.7 miles away); Dixie College (approx. 7.7 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. 7.8 miles away); Walton Road - Old Burnt Stand (approx. 7.8 miles away); Israel Putnam (approx. 7.8 miles away); Steam Tractor 1886 (approx. 8.8 miles away); Old Salem Methodist Church (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Seminary, Baxter, Tennessee. (Herald Newspaper, March, 10, 1910) Baxter Seminary, a school to be run by the Methodist Church, has opened in Baxter. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Baxter Seminary Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
2. Baxter Seminary Marker
 

2. Baxter, Tennessee 1924. By Quimby Dyer, Cookeville, TN (Putnam Co. Library, Cookeville, TN) (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

3. Preparatory Academies and Vanderbilt University. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. The History of the Baxter Methodist Church. from History of Methodist Churches and Institutions in Middle Tennessee 1787-1956 by Cullen T. Carter, Editor, The Parthenon Press, Nashville, TN, 1956 (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Baxter Seminary Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
3. Baxter Seminary Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 880 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
 
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