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McLemoresville in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethel College

 
 
Bethel College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2022
1. Bethel College Marker
Inscription.  Near this site, in 1842, Bethel College had its beginning as Bethel Seminary, founded by the West Tennessee Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The college continued here in McLemoresville until 1872, when it was moved to McKenzie. This commemorative marker was erected in 1992, as part of the college's Sesquicentennial year.
 
Erected 1992 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 42.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 35° 59.289′ N, 88° 34.745′ W. Marker is in McLemoresville, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on West College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trezevant TN 38258, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLemoresville United Methodist Church
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(about 400 feet away); Forrest's Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); First County Court (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillsman House (approx. 3 miles away); Christmasville (approx. 6 miles away); Gordon Browning (approx. 6.6 miles away); Carroll County / Gibson County (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLemoresville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Bethel University. Wikipedia entry on the university includes information about its history and academic and athletic programs. (Submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Bethel College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2022
2. Bethel College Marker
Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church is in the background.
Main Bethel College building image. Click for full size.
Unknown via Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (public domain)
3. Main Bethel College building
It was torn down in 1912.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jun. 4, 2023