Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Martin College



Marker ID: THC 3F 31
Location: at the intersection of West College Street (Tennessee Route 166) and South 7th Street, Pulaski, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 11.965    W 087° 2.38
  35.19941666    -87.03966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Thomas Martin founded Martin Female College in 1870, to fulfill the wish of his dying daughter for a girls' school in Giles County. Its first president was William K. Jones. Fire destroyed it in 1904. It became coeducational in 1937. The Methodist Church now operates it as a accredited junior college.

Tennessee Historical Commission