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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Caruthers Hall

 
 
Caruthers Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Caruthers Hall Marker
Inscription. Cumberland University School of Law, 1847-1962, was housed at this site from 1877 until 1962. For many years it was the largest law school in the United States. Graduates included U.S. Supreme Court Justices Horace Lurton and Howell E. Jackson: Secretary of State Cordell Hull; ten governors, ten United States Senators; seventy-five United States Representatives.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3A 104.)
 
Location. 36° 12.517′ N, 86° 17.75′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on West Main Street east of Greenwood Street (a.k.a.: Ceder City Trail), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Looney Caruthers (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Robert H. Hatton Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neddy Jacobs Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); History of the Logs Used in this Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Lebanon (approx. ¼ mile away); Lebanon
Caruthers Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Caruthers Hall Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson County Courthouses (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Education
 
Caruthers Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
3. Caruthers Hall Marker
Caruthers Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
4. Caruthers Hall Marker
Inscription on the plaque at the base of the marker. Site of Caruthers Hall, built 1877, razed 1962, location of Cumberland University School of Law, Founded 1847, for almost a century one of the country’s greatest law schools and the first in the southwest. Its alumni included many Senators, Congressmen, Governors, US Supreme Court Justices, and cabinet officers, including the great Secretary of State, Cordell Hull.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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