“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
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. Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest's Artillery Positions (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Shaw (approx. ¼ mile away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. ¼ mile away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. ¼ mile away); People's Grocery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
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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 114 times since then and 43 times this year. 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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