Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Harpeth Academy

Marker ID: THC 3D 26
Location: on Hillsboro Rd. north of 4th Ave., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.794    W 086° 52.531
  35.9299    -86.87551666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM889


1.4 miles west, and north of this road, this boys’ school commenced operations in 1811 under Rev. Gideon Blackburn, noted Presbyterian missionary. James Hervey Otey, later first Episcopal bishop of Tennessee, succeeded him in 1821. In 1825, the school moved into Franklin, closing in 1863 when federal troops destroyed buildings.

Tennessee Historical Commission