Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Knoxville College



Marker ID: THC 1E 87
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, on lawn of college
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 58.175    W 083° 56.475
  35.96958333    -83.94125
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This liberal arts institution was opened in Knoxville by the United Presbyterian Church in 1875. It crowns the ridge from which the main batteries of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's attacking force shelled the Federal Fort Sanders about 1800 yards to the sout