Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Morristown College

Marker ID: THC 1B 56
Location: N Cumberland Street at Cherokee Dr., Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 13.259    W 083° 17.760
  36.22098333    -83.296
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6B93


Morristown College, a two-year co-educational liberal arts institution, was founded as Morristown Seminary by Reverend Judson S. Hill in 1881. The first building used to provide education for the Negro youth of East Tennessee stood near this site on the present campus. It had previously served as a slave mart, a hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers, a Baptist church, and an elementary school