Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lane College

Marker ID: THC 4D 31
Location: 545 Lane Avenue, Jackson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 37.665    W 088° 48.431
  35.62775    -88.80718333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1W1C


Founded, 1882, by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America, as a high school, under direction of Bishop Isaac Lane, with his daughter as principal. It became Lane Institute in 1883. Its first president, Rev. T. F. Saunders, served from 1887 to 1903. It received its present name in 1895.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.