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Rhodes College

 
 
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
1. Rhodes College Marker
Inscription. Its progenitor was Montgomery Masonic College, founded at Clarksville in 1848. Named Stewart College in 1855, it became a college of the Presbyterian church in 1861 and was incorporated as Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1875. It moved here in 1925 as Southwestern. Renamed Rhodes college in 1984 in honor of Dr. P.N. Rhodes, President Emeritus.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 79.)
 
Location. 35° 9.129′ N, 89° 59.505′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of North Parkway and University Street, on the right on North Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38112, Memphis TN 38112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memphis Belle (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Overton Park Shell/The Levitt Shell At Overton Park (approx. half a mile away); Overton Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); The Memphis 13/Springdale Elementary School
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
2. Rhodes College Marker
(approx. one mile away); Griffin House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bettis Family Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Rhodes College Home. (Submitted on August 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
3. Rhodes College Marker
Marker with the orginal name Southwestern at Memphis image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, 1984
4. Marker with the orginal name Southwestern at Memphis
Showing Peyton Neal Rhodes for whom the college was renamed on July 1, 1984 From: http://deltachi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1984-Fall.pdf
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.   4. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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