Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mary Sharp College

Marker ID: THC 2E 28
Location: on South College Street, Winchester, TN
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 35° 11.106    W 086° 6.6
  35.1851    -86.11
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This college, devoted exclusively to the higher education of women, first opened its doors Jan. 1, 1851. It was named for one of its principal benefactors. It suspended from 1861 to 1865, the buildings being used by Federal troops. Reopening in 1865, it