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Morristown College - 1B56 - Morristown, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 13.259 W 083° 17.760
17S E 293629 N 4010902
Quick Description: Morristown College was started a two year school for Negro youth
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 2:54:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM6B93
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
Sign text: 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.

The school has been sold due to financial hardship, then closed, and now vandalized extensively. From the tour guide at Crockett Tavern, I learned that the city is trying to buy the property for a public center as a couple of the buildings are still usable.

Marker Name: Morristown College

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1B56

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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