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
 



Text:

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