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Grandview in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grandview Normal Institute

 
 
Grandview Normal Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 27, 2013
1. Grandview Normal Institute Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1884 by the American Missionary Assoc., this school prepared students from the hill country of East Tenn. for college entrance, Christian works, or teaching in elementary schools. Improved public schools caused Grandview to close its doors as a boarding school in 1919. Remained open as a high school for a number of years afterwards.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 24.)
 
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 1884.
 
Location. 35° 44.6′ N, 84° 50.383′ W. Marker is in Grandview, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on Wassom Memorial Highway east of Hemlock Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grandview TN 37337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hargus Melvin “Pig” Robbins (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Rhea County Spartans (approx. 3.6 miles away); In Memoriam
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(approx. 6.1 miles away); Watts Bar (approx. 9 miles away); Watts Bar Turbine (approx. 9 miles away); Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer (approx. 9.9 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 11.9 miles away); Rockwood Oak (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Grandview Normal Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 27, 2013
2. Grandview Normal Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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