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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Land Grant University

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
1. Land Grant University Marker
Inscription.  In 1867, by resolution of the U.S. Congress, Tennessee became eligible to designate an institution to teach areas of learning related to agriculture and the mechanic arts and to receive the proceeds from the sale of federal land as prescribed by the Morrill Act of 1862. On January 16, 1869, East Tennessee University, renamed the University of Tennessee in 1879, received Land Grant University status. The institution accepted its designation January 19, 1869.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 118.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 57.424′ N, 83° 55.54′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Circle Drive 0.2 miles south of Cumberland Avenue (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 Circle Drive, Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Land Grant University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
2. Land Grant University Marker
View looking north with Ayres Hall in the background.
marker. Desegregation of the University of Tennessee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wait Field (about 700 feet away); Fort Byington (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Rufus Agee (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neyland Stadium (approx. ¼ mile away); From Scuffletown to Sunsphere (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Sanders (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  Morrill Land-Grant Acts. (Submitted on June 6, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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