Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Female Collegiate Institute - Freed House

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Location: On E Eaton St (TN 104), east of N Paradise Ave in Trenton, TN
County: Gibson
Coordinates: N N 35° 58.837    W 088° 56.345
  35.98061666    -88.93908333
Waymark: WMA263


Friendship Lodge No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, founded the Odd Fellows Female Collegiate Institute here in 1852. During the Civil War, Federal troops occupied the building, a two-story brick structure, and used it as a hospital. An accidental