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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martin College

 
 
Martin College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
1. Martin College Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Martin founded Martin Female College in 1870, to fulfill the wish of his dying daughter for a girls' school in Giles County. Its first president was William K. Jones. Fire destroyed it in 1904. It became coeducational in 1937. The Methodist Church now operates it as an accredited junior college.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 35° 11.965′ N, 87° 2.38′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street (Tennessee Route 166) and South 7th Street on West College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giles County's First Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); History of Colonial Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor John C. Brown House
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Grissom Colonial Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Messiah (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Pulaski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walter Hershel Beech (approx. half a mile away); This Well (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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