Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Original Site of King College
Established 1867 by the Presbyterian Church on land donated by Rev. James King “to give the benefits of a Christian classical education to young men of limited means.”
The Rev. James Doak Tadlock, D. D., was the first President (1867- 1885). In 1917 the College was removed to its present site, a part of the original King estate, given by Rev. Isaac S. Anderson, D. D., grandson of the founder.
Erected by King University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 36° 35.39′ N, 82° 10.787′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on 5th Street north of Ash Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 5th Street, Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shelby's Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Country and Western Recording (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mississippi Country: The Bristol SessionsEvan Shelby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
Also see . . . King College. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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