Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Austin Raymond Merry
1854 - 1920
Professor Merry received his B.A. and Masters degrees from Fisk Univerity in the 1800's and was the first African American in Jackson, Madison County to have a college degree. Mr. Merry dedicated his life to making a quality education available to Jackson and Madison County Black youth.
Location. 35° 36.185′ N, 88° 48.831′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of South Highland Avenue (U.S. 45) and South Royal Street, on the right when traveling north on South Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 S Highland Ave, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Electro Chalybeate Well (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Spoke Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923 First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andersons & Claytons Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); David Crockett (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Also see . . . Education for Life (pdf file). Celebrating the Contributions of Tennessee’s African-Americans to Education. (Submitted on July 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.