Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Grandview Normal Institute

Marker ID: THC 2B 24
Location: on Wassom Memorial Hwy (TN 68) at Emergency Ln, Grandview, TN
County: Rhea
Coordinates: N 35° 44.609    W 084° 50.379
  35.74348333    -84.83965
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM260W


Founded 1884 by the American Missionary Assoc., this school prepared students from the hill country of East Tenn. for college entrance, Christian works, or teaching in elementary schools. Improved public schools caused Grandview to close its doors as a boarding school in 1919. Remained open as a high school for a number of years afterwards.