Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Baxter Seminary

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Location: on 1st Avenue S, Baxter, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 8.59    W 085° 38.24
  36.14316666    -85.63733333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This is the site of the former Baxter Seminary, operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910-1959. J. Daniel Harris led the drive for the secondary school; its first President was Samuel E. Ryan. Under Harry L. Upperman it attained an enrollment near 400 and a quality academic and vocational curriculum, stressing Christian principles and offering a self-help program for deserving students.