Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Harpeth Hall School

Marker ID: NHC 111
Location: 3801 Hobbs Rd, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 6.187    W 086° 50.363
  36.10311666    -86.83938333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On Sept. 17, 1951, Harpeth Hall opened as an independent girls' college preparatory school on the former P.M. Estes estate. Susan Souby headed the first school of 161 girls. Originating with Ward Seminary (1865-1913); Belmont College for Young Women (1890-1913); and Ward Belmont School (1913-51), Harpeth Hall continued Nashville's tradition of superior single-gender education. Mottoo: Let us lift up the mind and spirit.

Erected 2002 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.