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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union University

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. Union University Marker
Inscription.  First organized in 1834, and chartered in 1848 by the Baptist General Association of Tennessee, Rev. Joseph H. Eaton was its first president. Closed during the Civil War, its buildings were used by both armies as a hospital. Re-opened in 1868, it closed in 1873, due to a cholera epidemic, and was moved to Jackson, Tenn.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 72.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 50.692′ N, 86° 22.807′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Hancock Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Located on the grounds of Central Magnet School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 E Main St, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee College for Women (within shouting
Union University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. Union University Marker
distance of this marker); Joseph B. Palmer (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Confederate Circle at Evergreen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties (approx. half a mile away); The Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away); General Joseph Dickson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  History / Union University. (Submitted on March 14, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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