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. 36° 13.259′ N, 83° 17.76′ W. Marker is in Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of N Cumberland Street and Cherokee Dr., on the right when traveling north on N Cumberland Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown TN 37814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morris Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War Crockett Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dewitt Clinton Senter (approx. 3½ miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.