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Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lookout Mountain Educational Institute

 
 
Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
1. Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker
Inscription.  Originally planned as a coeducational philanthropic school for white children, and financed by Christopher R. Robert, who founded Robert College in Constantinople and gave liberally to Hamilton College and Auburn Theological Seminary. It was founded here in 1866. Buildings were first used as a hospital for Federal officers. It discontinued in 1872.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 53.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 34° 59.137′ N, 85° 20.893′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Sylvan Drive and Fleetwood Drive, on the right when traveling north on Sylvan Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Entrenchments (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spiritualist Camp Ground (approx.
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0.7 miles away); The University of The South (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Position, 1863 (approx. ¾ mile away); Do You See 7 States? (approx. 0.8 miles away in Georgia); See Seven States (approx. 0.8 miles away in Georgia); Summertown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sunset Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Wide view of the Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Lookout Mountain Educational Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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