Morristown in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Morristown College, a two-year co-educational liberal arts institution, was founded as Morristown Seminary by Reverend Judson S. Hill in 1881. The first building used to provide education for the Negro youth of East Tennessee stood near this site on the present campus. It had previously served as a slave mart, a hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers, a Baptist church, and an elementary school
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 56.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 13.259′ N, 83° 17.76′ W. Marker was in Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker was at the intersection of N Cumberland Street and Cherokee Dr., on the right when traveling north on N Cumberland Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Morristown TN 37814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morris Cemetery Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War (approx. 1½ miles away); David Crockett – A Tennessee Legacy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Conestoga Wagon (approx. 1.6 miles away); Crockett Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dewitt Clinton Senter (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.