1913-1951In 1913, Belmont College (est. 1890) and Ward's Seminary (est. 1865) merged to form Ward-Belmont College, a women's junior college, preparatory school, and music conservatory on Adelicia Acklen's Belle Monte estate. It was the first junior college in the South to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It graduated some of America's most prominent women, including Sarah Cannon, better known as "Minnie Pearl;" Clare Booth Luce, founder of Vogue Magazine; and Lila Acheson Wallace, who with her husband founded Readers Digest. With this rich heritage, Belmont University continues in the educational lineage of Ward-Belmont College.
|Marker Number||3A 206|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:53pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 518495 N 3998950|
|Decimal Degrees||36.13508333, -86.79443333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 8.105', W 86° 47.666'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 8' 6.30" N, 86° 47' 39.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1707 Acklen Ave, Nashville TN 37212, US|
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