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Roger Williams University

 
 
Roger Williams University Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Roger Williams University Marker
Inscription. The Nashville Institute, renamed Roger Williams University, was located on a 28 acre campus next to Hillsboro Pike from 1874 to 1905. It was the largest of the Baptist schools for African-Americans, influencing many important educators and leaders. The main building, which was destroyed by two fires in 1905, stood at the top of the knoll.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 128.)
 
Location. 36° 8.397′ N, 86° 48.01′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 21st Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1476 Hillsboro Pk., Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. mile away); University School of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Disciples of Christ Historical Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belmont Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Roger Williams University Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Roger Williams University Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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