Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Grandview Normal Institute

Marker ID: THC 2B 25
Location: TN 68, Rhea County, 3 miles from Spring City
County: Rhea
Waymark: None


Founded 1884, by the American Missionary Asso., this school prepared students from the hill country of East TN 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 afterward.