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Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Freedman's Institute

 
 
Freedman's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Freedman's Institute Marker
Inscription. A three-story brick building was erected 1872-74 on this site to train blacks as teachers. Institute was begun in 1867, in a log house ½ mile north, and later moved into a new building, financed mainly by friends. By 1879, it had trained 80 teachers. After closing in 1901, it served as a place of quarantine for smallpox victims, as Maryville Polytechnic (1904-26) and as Maryville High School (1927–38).
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 104.)
 
Location. 35° 44.886′ N, 83° 58.809′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cedar Street and West Broadway Avenue (U.S. 411), on the right when traveling north on South Cedar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South Cedar Street, Maryville TN 37803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryville Polytechnic School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pride Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Relief of Knoxville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montvale Springs
Freedman's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. Freedman's Institute Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); New Providence Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
Also see . . .  Portfolio: Freedmans Institute. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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