Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Davidson Academy

Marker ID: THC 3A 27
Location: U.S. 31E, Davidson County, in northern outskirts of Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Waymark: None


First established a few yards north in Spring Hill Meetinghouse by Dr. Thomas Craighead, newly elected president, on arrival from North Carolina in 1786. In 1801 it moved across the river to a building on "College Hill." In 1806 it became Cumberland College, later the University of Nashville, later Peabody College.