Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Montgomery Bell Academy

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 7.807    W 086° 50.278
  36.13011666    -86.83796666
Waymark: None


Formerly established in 1867 with a bequest of $20,000 by ironmaster Montgomery Bell, the roots of M.B.A. actually go back to 1785, with the University of Nashville, Cumberland College, and Davidson Academy. The boy’s preparatory school has been here since 1915, when the Board of Trustees purchased Totomoi, the estate of Garland Tinsley.