Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Belmont Domestic Academy

Marker ID: THC 3A 95
Location: Davidson County, in Nashville, Two Rivers High School
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On the present site of Two Rivers High School, Belmont Domestic Academy, a girl's boarding school, was founded in 1815. It was conducted by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Abercrombie in a large frame house formerly the residence of David Buchanan. Among the young ladies who attended the school after it moved to Nashville in 1817 was Sarah Childress, who became the wife of James K. Polk.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission