Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carson - Newman College

Marker ID: THC 1C 42
Location: at the intersection of Russel Avenue and Andrew Johnson Highway (Tennessee Highway 11E), Jefferson City, TN
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 36° 6.917    W 083° 29.576
  36.11528333    -83.49293333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4ZTX


1/2 mi. Following organizational meetings in 1849, this was chartered as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in 1851. It closed 1861-65, its buildings being occupied and badly damaged by Federal troops in that period. Resuming operation in 1866, its name was changed to Carson College in honor of a benefactor. Uniting with Newman College, a female institution, it has had its present name since 1889.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.