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Baxter in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baxter Seminary

 
 
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By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
1. Baxter Seminary Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the former Baxter Seminary, operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910-1959. J. Daniel Harris led the drive for the secondary school; its first President was Samuel E. Ryan. Under Harry L. Upperman it attained an enrollment near 400 and a quality academic and vocational curriculum, stressing Christian principles and offering a self-help program for deserving students.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 36° 8.59′ N, 85° 38.24′ W. Marker is in Baxter, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on 1st Avenue S, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter TN 38544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Fielding Cooke (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major Richard Fielding Cooke (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Shipley Barn (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cookeville Confederate Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Civil War In Putnam County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Tennessee Central Depot
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By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
2. Baxter Seminary Marker
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(approx. 7.3 miles away); Putnam County's Only Public Execution (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Richard Fielding Cooke (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Seminary, Baxter, Tennessee. (Herald Newspaper, March, 10, 1910) Baxter Seminary, a school to be run by the Methodist Church, has opened in Baxter. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. The History of the Baxter Methodist Church. from History of Methodist Churches and Institutions in Middle Tennessee 1787-1956 by Cullen T. Carter, Editor, The Parthenon Press, Nashville, TN, 1956 (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
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By Karen Key, July 29, 2008
3. Baxter Seminary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.

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