“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Ward-Belmont College


Ward-Belmont College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 2, 2012
1. Ward-Belmont College Marker
Inscription.  In 1913, Belmont College (est. 1890) and Ward's Seminary (est. 1865) merged to form Ward-Belmont College, a women's junior college, preparatory school, and music conservatory on Adelicia Acklen's Belle Monte estate. It was the first junior college in the South to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It graduated some of America's most prominent women, including Sarah Cannon, better known as "Minnie Pearl;" Clare Booth Luce, founder of Vogue Magazine; and Lila Acheson Wallace, who with her husband founded Readers Digest. With this rich heritage, Belmont University continues in the educational lineage of Ward-Belmont College.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 206.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 36° 8.105′ N, 86° 47.666′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Acklen
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Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville's First Radio Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edmondson Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Betty Chiles Nixon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Edmondson Studio and Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bradley Recording Studio Hillsboro Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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