Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Tennessee Wesleyan College
A separate charter was issued in 1925 to Tennessee Wesleyan College by the State of Tennessee. It operated as a junior college from 1925 to 1954 and as a senior college since 1954.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 58.)
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 1857.
Location. 35° 26.668′ N, 84° 35.613′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) and East College Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Cleage (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Athens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Daily Post-Athenian (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Department (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McMinn County Jail (about 400 feet away); Athens Water Works Precinct 11 (about 400 feet away); WLAR (about 400 feet away); First National Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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