Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lincoln Memorial University

Marker ID: THC 1D 12
Location: U.S. 25E, Claiborne County, near entrance to LMU
County: Claiborne
Waymark: None


Chartered Feb. 12, 1897, as memorial to Abraham Lincoln. Among organizers were Maj. Gen. 0.0. Howard, USA, Capt. RF. Patterson, CSA, and A.A. Myers, Congregational minister. Succeeded Harrow School, established at Cumberland Gap, 1890. College opened 1899 with Dr. John Hale Larry as first President, on site of Four Seasons Hotel.