Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Freedman's Institute

Marker ID: THC 1E 104
Location: at the intersection of South Cedar Street and West Broadway Avenue (U.S. 411), Maryville, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 44.899    W 083° 58.803
  35.74831666    -83.98005
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNFYY


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. Afte