Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee Wesleyan College

Marker ID: THC 2A 58
Location: at the intersection of North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) and East College Street, Athens, TN
County: McMinn
Coordinates: N 35° 26.668    W 084° 35.613
  35.44446666    -84.59355
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27J9


Tennessee Wesleyan College

Organized in 1857 as Athens Female College and sponsored then by the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The name of the college has been changed several times, but it has been related to some branch of the Methodist Church continuously.

A separate charter was issued in 1925 to Tennessee Wesleyan College by the State of Tennessee. It operated as a junior college from 1925 to 1954 and as a senior college since 1954.

Tennessee Historical Commission.