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Martin in Weakley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The University of Tennessee at Martin

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. The University of Tennessee at Martin Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1900 by local Baptists as Hall-Moody Institute, later Hall-Moody Junior College. Following acquisition by Martin and Weakley County, State Legislature placed the College under The University of Tennessee in 1927; made it degree-granting and named it The University of Tennessee Martin Branch in 1951; and designated its present name in 1967.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 20.593′ N, 88° 51.699′ W. Marker is in Martin, Tennessee, in Weakley County. Marker is on University Street (State Highway 431) 0.1 miles west of Lovelace Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 544 University Street, Martin TN 38237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Memorial
The University of Tennessee at Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. The University of Tennessee at Martin Marker
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Weakley County (approx. 9.2 miles away); First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 11˝ miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. 11.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 11.7 miles away); Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of the University of Tennessee at Martin. From the university's website. (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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