Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Marker ID: THC 3A 51
Location: on West End Avenue (U.S. 70 Spur), Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.951    W 086° 48.2
  36.14918333    -86.80333333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCZ5Z


An independent, privately supported university founded 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York shipping & railway magnate, who gave $1,000,000 to start the university & expressed his wish that it should "contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between all geographical sections of our common country."

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.