“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Freedman's Institute

Freedman's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Freedman's Institute Marker
Inscription. A three-story brick building was erected 1872-74 on this site to train blacks as teachers. Institute was begun in 1867, in a log house ½ mile north, and later moved into a new building, financed mainly by friends. By 1879, it had trained 80 teachers. After closing in 1901, it served as a place of quarantine for smallpox victims, as Maryville Polytechnic (1904-26) and as Maryville High School (1927–38).
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 104.)
Location. 35° 44.886′ N, 83° 58.809′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cedar Street and West Broadway Avenue (U.S. 411), on the right when traveling north on South Cedar Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South Cedar Street, Maryville TN 37803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pride Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Relief of Knoxville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montvale Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Where Houston Enlisted (approx. mile away); John Craig's Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maryville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 90 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo   1. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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