Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Roger Williams University

Marker ID: THC 3A 128
Location: 1476 Hillsboro Pk., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.397    W 086° 48.01
  36.13995    -86.80016666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCYN4


The Nashville Institute, renamed Roger Williams University, was located on a 28 acre campus next to Hillsboro Pike from 1874 to 1905. It was the largest of the Baptist schools for African-Americans, influencing many important educators and leaders. The main building, which was destroyed by two fires in 1905, stood at the top of the knoll.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission