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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ward's Seminary

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
1. Ward's Seminary Marker
Inscription.  Ward's Seminary for Young Ladies, founded in 1865 by Dr. William E. Ward, stood at this site many years. Ward, a graduate of Cumberland University in both law and divinity, died in 1887. The school was sold, but continued to operate as Ward's Seminary until 1913 when it merged with Belmont College to form Ward-Belmont, a high school and junior college for women. Ward's was regarded as one of the leading schools for young women in the South.
 
Erected 2001 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.656′ N, 86° 47.014′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard (U.S. 31) south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
Ward's Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
2. Ward's Seminary Marker
is at or near this postal address: 169 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jungle and Juanita's (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville YMCA (about 400 feet away); Vine Street Temple (about 500 feet away); Campaign for the Vote (about 700 feet away); Nashville's First Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall Jarrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hume-Fogg High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Cathedral / Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Ward-Belmont College (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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