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

Lincoln Memorial University

 
 
Lincoln Memorial University Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Porter, September 15, 2010
1. Lincoln Memorial University Historical Marker
Inscription.  "If you come through this misery alive... I want you to do something for all those mountain people who have been shut out of the world all these years." These words of President Abraham Lincoln to General O. O. Howard in 1863 proved to be the catalyst for the founding of LMU. Chartered on February 12, 1897, as a liberal arts university and the home of the Abraham Lincoln Museum. LMU continues its mission of providing an advanced education to people of this region.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 34.951′ N, 83° 39.423′ W. Marker is in Harrogate, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E), on the left when traveling north on Cumberland Gap Parkway. At the corner of the north entrance to the LMU campus.
Marker as seen from the south side, looking toward Cumberland Gap image. Click for full size.
By Bill Porter, September 15, 2010
2. Marker as seen from the south side, looking toward Cumberland Gap
Marker is located on the Daniel Boone Greenway. 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, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln And Cumberland Gap (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Democrat Hollow (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee County/Tennessee (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); Harrow School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cumberland Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); Three States Cornerstone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Iron Furnace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Named for a British Lord (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrogate.
 
Marker as seen from the north side, looking toward the LMU campus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Porter, September 15, 2010
3. Marker as seen from the north side, looking toward the LMU campus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Bill Porter of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Bill Porter of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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