Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bethel College

Marker ID: THC 4A 22
Location: 325 Cherry Ave, Mc Kenzie, TN
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 36° 8.204    W 088° 30.99
  36.13673333    -88.5165
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26P4


Founded as Bethel Seminary at McLemoresville in 1842 by the West Tennessee Synod, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ruben Burrow principal. Incorporated in 1847, it became Bethel College in 1850 and moved here in 1872. It was presented to the Gene