Historic Markers Across Tennessee

King College

Marker ID: THC 1A 71
Location: Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Waymark: None


Located 4 miles to the east in Bristol, Tennessee. Founded in 1867 by the Reverend James King and other Presbyterian leaders to provide "a thorough classical and scientific training, combined with moral and religious instruction." Since 1915 this four-year liberal arts college has been conducted by the Synod of Appalachia.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


According to the TN Historic Commissions book, there are two “King College” markers, 1A 70 & 1A 71