Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Howard Schools

Marker ID: THC 3B 44
Location: on Main St. at College St., Gallatin, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 23.336    W 086° 26.605
  36.38893333    -86.44341666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD842


On this site was the campus of Gallatin Female Academy, 1824-36, and Sumner Female Academy, 1837-56. It was leased by the Howard Lodge L.O.O.F. to Howard Female Institute, 1856-74, Neophogen College, 1874-78, and Howard Female College, 1878-1922. It was Howard Elementary School, 1923-77, then purchased by First Baptist Church in 1982. Joseph S. Fowler, Howard president, 1857-61, served as U.S. Senator in 1865, the first senator seated from a former Confederate state.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.