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Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lookout Mountain Educational Institute

 
 
Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
1. Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker
Inscription. Originally planned as a coeducational philanthropic school for white children, and financed by Christopher R. Robert, who founded Robert College in Constantinople and gave liberally to Hamilton College and Auburn Theological Seminary. It was founded here in 1866. Buildings were first used as a hospital for Federal officers. It discontinued in 1872.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 53.)
 
Location. 34° 59.137′ N, 85° 20.893′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Sylvan Drive and Fleetwood Drive, on the right when traveling north on Sylvan Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Entrenchments (approx. 0.3 miles away); The University of The South (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Position, 1863 (approx. 0.7 miles away); See Seven States (approx. 0.8 miles away in Georgia); Summertown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sunset Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cravens House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Soldier Tourists (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
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Wide view of the Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker
 Chattanooga Public Library: The Lookout Mountain Educational Institutions. New York merchant Christopher R. Robert was stunned by the lack of schools in the South after the Civil War. He had an idea to create a great educational institution for young people impoverished by the war. He decided upon Chattanooga due to its accessibility and central location. (Submitted on June 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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