Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cumberland University Founded in 1842
As one of the oldest universities in Tennessee, Cumberland University has a storied history of academic excellence. Among its graduates are U.S. Supreme Court Justices Howell Edmunds Jackson and Horace Harmon Lurton; Nobel Peace Prize recipient Cordell Hull, known as the Father of the United Nations; numerous governors and senators. The original campus burned during the Civil War. In 1892 it relocated to the current campus and adopted the image of the Phoenix symbolizing the institution's rise from the ashes.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 248.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 36° 12.34′ N, 86° 17.962′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Spring Street and South Hatton Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 McClain Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland University Headquarters Tennessee Maneuvers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The WWII Years at Cumberland (about 400 feet away); Cordell Hull (1871-1955) (about 600 feet away); The Reverend Dr. Winstead Paine Bone (about 600 feet away); David Robert "Bobby" Ray (about 800 feet away); Wilson County's First Gym (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Robert H. Hatton Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . . Cumberland University. (Submitted on November 3, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.