Historic Markers Across Tennessee

East Tennessee State University

Marker ID: THC 1A 101
Location: on S Dossett Dr., Johnson City, TN 3
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.100    W 082° 22.101
  36.30166666    -82.36835
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5EB3


Created by the legislature in 1909, East Tennessee State Normal School was built on land given by George L. Carter. Official state flag was first raised at dedication ceremonies on October 10, 1911. The school became a teachers college in 1925, a college in 1943 and a university in 1963. The Quillen~Dishner College of medicine opened in 1978. Original classroom building was named for first president Sidney G. Gilbreath.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission