Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Site of Blount College
Founded in 1794
Founded in 1794
University of Tennessee
Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1925 by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
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); Creation of the Southeastern Conference (a few steps from this marker); Site of John H. Crozier HomeThe Everly Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Ernie Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Arcade Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Christopher Krutch (within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Street (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 18 times this year. 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.