Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Highlander Folk School ~ 1932-1962

Marker ID: THC 2E 75
Location: on Tracy Rd (U.S. 41) at Justus St, Monteagle, TN
County: Grundy
Coordinates: N 35° 15.074    W 085° 48.235
  35.25123333    -85.80391666
Waymark: WM2570


In 1932, Myles Horton and Don West founder Highlander Folk School, located 1/2 mile north of this site. It quickly became one of the few schools in the South committed to the cause of organized labor, economic justice, and an end to racial segregation. Co