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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee Wesleyan College

 
 
Tennessee Wesleyan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Tennessee Wesleyan College Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1857 as Athens Female College and sponsored then by the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The name of the college has been changed several times, but it has been related to some branch of the Methodist Church continuously.

A separate charter was issued in 1925 to Tennessee Wesleyan College by the State of Tennessee. It operated as a junior college from 1925 to 1954 and as a senior college since 1954.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 58.)
 
Location. 35° 26.668′ N, 84° 35.613′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) and East College Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens TN 37303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Cleage (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Athens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nocatula Legend (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Petty-Manker Hall
N Jackson St & E College St image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
2. N Jackson St & E College St
Marker is on the college campus.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Tyler Morgan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harry Thomas Burn (approx. 5½ miles away); Road to Chattanooga (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee Wesleyan College. (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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