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Harrogate in Claiborne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

History of Lincoln Memorial University

 
 
History of Lincoln Memorial University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 13, 2022
1. History of Lincoln Memorial University Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln commented to General O. O. Howard that after the War ended, he hoped General Howard would do something for the people of this area. Years later, Howard would recall this exchange as he traveled through the Cumberland Gap region. Here, he found a group of like-minded pioneers who believed that education was the key to making life better for underserved and isolated communities. In commemoration of Lincoln's birthday, Howard and company chartered an institution by the state of Tennessee on February 12, 1897, as Lincoln Memorial University. While LMU has transformed over the years, the mission has remained the same - to provide educational opportunities that transform the lives of the underserved and isolated communities in Appalachia and beyond.

Pete DeBusk, like Abraham Lincoln, is a son of Appalachia. Born in Lee County, Virginia, and raised in coal mining towns throughout the region, he enrolled at LMU and Howard's vision for a great University gave him the pathway out of poverty and set him on a course to elevate Lincoln Memorial University and the entire Cumberland Gap region.
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As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Pete recognized a shift coming in higher education. His vision and foresight prompted the University to develop professional schools including the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, LMU-Duncan School of Law, LMU-School of Medical Sciences and LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine. Following the Ivy League model, LMU's future is secure and its legacy will be the generations of LMU-trained physicians, lawyers, educators, business leaders and medical personnel impacting communities around the globe. Noting that all great Universities, at their core, have three pillars - medicine, jurisprudence and engineering - Pete set out to complete his vision to make LMU a great University by building a school of engineering. These pillars not only lift up LMU, but realize Lincoln's wish to do something for the people of this area.
 
Erected 2021.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1897.
 
Location. 36° 34.443′ N, 83° 39.858′ W. Marker is in Harrogate, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Mars-DeBusk Parkway and Hamilton Way, in the median on Mars-DeBusk Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrogate TN 37752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
History of Lincoln Memorial University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 13, 2022
2. History of Lincoln Memorial University Marker
Marker located on the left.
, measured as the crow flies. Democrat Hollow (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln and Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lincoln Cairn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Memorial University (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cumberland Gap Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cumberland Gap (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boone Trail Highway Marker (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harrow School (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrogate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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