Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Lookout Mountain Educational Institute



Marker ID: THC 2A 53
Location: Fleetwood and Sylvan drives, Lookout Mountain, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 34° 59.135    W 085° 20.882
  34.98558333    -85.34803333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Originally planned as a coeducational philanthropic school for white children, and financed by Christopher R. Robert, who founded Robert College in Constantinople and gave liberally to Hamilton College and Auburn Theological Seminary, it was founded here in 1866. Buildings were first used as a hospital for Federal officers. It discontinued in 1872.