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Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923

 
 
Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
1. Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker
Inscription.  William E. Butler, who served as Surgeon-General to Andrew Jackson in New Orleans, owned a race track located on this block. Jackson and his wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson, attended races here in 1825. In 1843 Dr. Butler donated the site for a school for young women of the Mid-South known as the Memphis Conference Female Institute. After eighty years the school was relocated in Jackson as a coeducational institution and was renamed Lambuth College.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 35° 36.714′ N, 88° 48.894′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Auditorium Street and East Chester Street (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling south on Auditorium Street. Touch for map
Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
2. Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East Chester Street, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Liberty CME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant (approx. ¼ mile away); Lynching in Madison County / Lynching in America (approx. ¼ mile away); Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Memorial Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Madison County World War I Memorial Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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