Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Blount College

Founded in 1794

 
 
Site of Blount College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
1. Site of Blount College Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Blount College
Founded in 1794
Now the
University of Tennessee

Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
1925

 
Erected 1925 by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 57.853′ N, 83° 55.051′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on South Gay Street south of Clinch Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the front of the Tennessee Theater building, facing South Gay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 South Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee Theater (here, next to this marker); The Everly Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Ernie Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Christopher Krutch
Site of Blount College Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
2. Site of Blount College Marker (wide view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Lloyd Branson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knoxville's Old Custom House / Fiddlin' Bob Taylor (about 300 feet away); Catherine Wiley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  History of the University of Tennessee. Founded in Knoxville in 1794 as Blount College, the institution that would become the University of Tennessee began as a struggling higher education institution with a small student body and faculty. Named for Tennessee’s first governor, William Blount, the college was “open to students of all denominations” and operated from a downtown Knoxville building that was provided by James White, Knoxville’s founder. The college’s first tuition was $8 a session. (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Site of Blount College Marker<br>(<i>wide view from South Gay Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
3. Site of Blount College Marker
(wide view from South Gay Street)
 

More. Search the internet for Site of Blount College.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Paid Advertisement