Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Soule College

Marker ID: THC 3A 60
Location: 415 North Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 51.025    W 086° 23.530
  35.85041666    -86.39216666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9B8


Organized 1825 as "The Female Academy" by Misses Mary & Nancy Banks, & teaching rhetoric, philosophy, belles-lettres, painting, needlework & music, it was improved in 1852 & named for Bishop Soule of the ME Church, South. It closed during the Civil War, when its buildings were damaged. Reopening thereafter, it closed finally in 1916.

Tennessee Historical Commission