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Rhodes College

 
 
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
1. Rhodes College Marker
Inscription. Its progenitor was Montgomery Masonic College, founded at Clarksville in 1848. Named Stewart College in 1855, it became a college of the Presbyterian church in 1861 and was incorporated as Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1875. It moved here in 1925 as Southwestern. Renamed Rhodes college in 1984 in honor of Dr. P.N. Rhodes, President Emeritus.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 79.)
 
Location. 35° 9.129′ N, 89° 59.505′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of North Parkway and University Street, on the right on North Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38112, Memphis TN 38112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Neely Mallory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southwestern Alumni World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memphis Belle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fargason Fields (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Overton Park Shell/The Levitt Shell At Overton Park
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
2. Rhodes College Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Overton Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Rhodes College Home. (Submitted on August 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Rhodes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
3. Rhodes College Marker
Marker with the orginal name Southwestern at Memphis image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, 1984
4. Marker with the orginal name Southwestern at Memphis
Showing Peyton Neal Rhodes for whom the college was renamed on July 1, 1984 From: http://deltachi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1984-Fall.pdf
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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