Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Austin Peay State University

Marker ID: THC 3C 16
Location: TN 76, Montgomery County, in Clarksville, College Street
County: Montgomery
Waymark: None


Established 1929, as a normal school named for one of Tennessee's governors, its present title dates from 1966. The seven educational institutions preceding it here were: Rural Academy, 1806-10; Mt. Pleasant Academy, 1811-24; Clarksville Academy, 1825-48; Masonic College of TN, 1849-50; Montgomery Masonic College, 1851-54; Stewart College, 1855-74; Southwestern Presbyterian University, 1875-1925.