Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bryan College

Marker ID: THC 2B 27
Location: On Rhea County Hwy (US 27) north of Chickamauga Dr., Dayton, TN
County: Rhea
Coordinates: N 35° 29.452    W 085° 00.590
  35.49086666    -85.00983333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM23YQ


Bryan College was named to honor William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), American statesman, orator, three-time democratic presidential candidate, former secretary of state, and spokesman for religious orthodoxy in the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, wo died here five days after the Scopes Evolution Trial of 1925, in which he assisted the prosecution. Opened in 1930, Bran is a nonsecctarian, independent ligeral arts college committed to Biblical Christianity.