Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee State University

Marker ID: THC 3A 124
Location: 3500 John A Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.07    W 086° 49.392
  36.16783333    -86.8232
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDBRP


Established in 1912 for the education of Negro citizens, Tennessee State University merged with UT-Nashville in 1979 and has become a major comprehensive urban university. Development from normal school to university progressed as follows: Tenn. A & I State Normal School (1912-1922); Tenn. A & I State Normal College (1922-1927); Tenn. A & I State College (1927-1951); Tenn. A & I University (1951-1969); Tennessee State University, beginning in 1970.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.