Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Burritt College

Marker ID: THC 2C 3
Location: on College St. east of Church St, Spencer, TN
County: VanBuren
Coordinates: N 35° 44.795    W 085° 27.816
  35.74658333    -85.4636
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24DQ


Established 1848 through the efforts of Elihu Burritt, a blacksmith who intended that the youth of his community should get the benefits of education denied to him. It closed its doors in 1939, as a result of the development of the public school system and improvement of communication facilities.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.