Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rhodes College

Marker ID: THC 4E 79
Location: on North Parkway AT University ST., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 09.131    W 089° 59.507
  35.15218333    -89.99178333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3F3P


Its progenitor was Montgomery Masonic College, founded at Clarksville in 1848. Named Steward College in 1855, it became a college of the Presbyterian Church in 1861, and was incorporated as Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1875. It moved here in 1925 as Southwestern. Renamed Rhodes College in 1984 in honor of Dr. P.N. Rhodes, Persident Emeritus.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission