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Remnants of the University of Nashville

 
 
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By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
1. Remnants of the University of Nashville Marker
Inscription. These Ionic column capitals once adorned the Cumberland College building constructed in 1806 just south of downtown Nashville. Originally founded in December 1785 as Davidson Academy (the nation's 15th college), Cumberland's charter was altered in 1826, changing its name to University of Nashville. In 1875, the State Normal School was founded by the Peabody Education Fund and was affiliated with the University of Nashville until 1909 when it was incorporated as George Peabody College for Teachers. In 1914 the college moved to this campus and in 1979 merged with Vanderbilt University.

Peabody College, founded in 1875 as the State Normal College, was originally affiliated with the University of Nashville which traced its roots to Davidson Academy, founded in 1785. This Plaque was displayed on the Gate Keeper's lodge, built in 1889 near the main entrance to the old “South Campus,” located on Market Street (today 2nd Avenue) and home to the University of Nashville, Montgomery Bell Academy, Peabody Normal School, and, later, Vanderbilt University's Medical and Dental Departments.
 
Location. 36° 8.534′ N, 86° 47.878′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Edgehill Avenue south of Magnolia Circle
Remnants of the University of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
2. Remnants of the University of Nashville Marker
, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Commons Lawn of the Peabody Campus. Access through the alley between Magnolia Circle and Appleton Place with Peabody Maintenance on the left and Mayborn Hall on the right. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University School of Nashville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Defenses (about 700 feet away); Roger Williams University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Disciples of Christ Historical Society (approx. mile away); Scarritt College for Christian Workers (approx. mile away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. half a mile away); Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. Education
 
Remnants of the University of Nashville image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
3. Remnants of the University of Nashville
Ionic column capitals
Cornerstone of the University of Nashville image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
4. Cornerstone of the University of Nashville
University of Nashville Founded 1785
Mayborn Hall on left & The Commons on right. image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
5. Mayborn Hall on left & The Commons on right.
The Tower image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
6. The Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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