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The University of West Tennessee

 
 
The University of West Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
1. The University of West Tennessee Marker
Inscription. In 1900, the University of West Tennessee was established by Dr. Miles V. Lynk, M.D. Seven years later he moved it to Memphis. A graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. Lynk was editor of the Medical and Surgical Observer, the first medical journal for Blacks, and served as the school's president. UMT offered degrees in a variety of medical fields and played an important role in providing health-care education for Blacks in Memphis. The school closed in 1924
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 128.)
 
Location. 35° 6.932′ N, 90° 2.164′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of McLemore Ave and Krayer Street, on the right when traveling east on McLemore Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 785 East McLemore, Memphis, Tennessee 38106, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Shaw (approx. mile away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of Aretha Franklin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Kit Dalton (approx. mile away); Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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