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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carrick Academy

 
 
Carrick Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
1. Carrick Academy Marker
Inscription.  The first school hereabouts for male education was established on the NE corner of this property in 1809; named for Samuel Carrick, founder of Blount College, later the University of Tennessee. Its first principal was Robert Witter. The first building burned 1827, being replaced by several successive edifices.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 35° 11.401′ N, 86° 6.91′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on North Jefferson Street just north of 5th Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Jefferson Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1930 (approx. ¼ mile away); Built 1937 (approx. ¼ mile away); Built 1924 (approx. ¼ mile away); Built 1947 (approx. ¼ mile
Carrick Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
2. Carrick Academy Marker
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away); Built 1894 (approx. ¼ mile away); Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Built 1958 (approx. ¼ mile away); Built 1923 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Samuel Carrick image. Click for full size.
Photographed By University of Tennessee
3. Samuel Carrick
He founded Blout College (later the University of Tennessee) in 1794 and served as its president until 1809.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022