Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Austin Raymond Merry
1854 - 1920
Professor Merry received his B.A. and Masters degrees from Fisk Univerity in the 1800's and was the first African American in Jackson, Madison County to have a college degree. Mr. Merry dedicated his life to making a quality education available to Jackson and Madison County Black youth.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 35° 36.185′ N, 88° 48.831′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of South Highland Avenue (U.S. 45) and South Royal Street, on the right when traveling north on South Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 S Highland Ave, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are The Electro Chalybeate Well (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Spoke Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mother Liberty CME Church (approx. half a mile away); Former Site of Merry High School (approx. half a mile away); Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923 (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); 215 E. Baltimore (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.