Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lincoln Memorial University

Marker ID: THC 1D 36
Location: At the corner of the north entrance to the LMU campus on the Daniel Boone Greenway, Harrogate, TN
County: Claiborne
Coordinates: N 36° 34.951    W 083° 39.423
  36.58251666    -83.65705
Waymark: WM668V


If you come through this misery alive... I want you to do something for all those mountain people who have been shut out of the world all these years." These words of President Abraham Lincoln to General O. O. Howard in 1863 proved to be the catalyst for the founding of LMU. Chartered on February 12, 1897, as a liberal arts university and the home of the Abraham Lincoln Museum. LMU continues its mission of providing an advanced education to people of this region.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.