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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Warner Institute

1876 - 1913

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Warner Institute Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Holston Association of Baptist Churches in 1854, this building housed the Holston Baptist Female Institute, Tadlock's School for Boys (ca. 1866-67), and Holston Male Institute (1867-76) operated by Confederate Colonel Robert Dungan. In 1876, Yardley Warner of the Society of Friends purchased the building and established Warner Institute, to educate "colored persons and train colored teachers." Julia B. Nelson and others from the American Missionary Association operated the school for the Friends. The school remained open until 1910, when the public school system began.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 36° 17.737′ N, 82° 28.193′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on E Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Warner Institute Building
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within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Emmerson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonesborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Christopher Taylor Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Christopher Taylor House (approx. ¼ mile away); State Seal (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Cemetery near the Warner Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
3. Cemetery near the Warner Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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