Ward-Belmont College

Ward-Belmont College (HMZ70)

Location: Nashville, TN 37212 Davidson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 8.105', W 86° 47.666'

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In 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.
HM NumberHMZ70
Marker Number3A 206
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518495 N 3998950
Decimal Degrees36.13508333, -86.79443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.105', W 86° 47.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 6.30" N, 86° 47' 39.96" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1707 Acklen Ave, Nashville TN 37212, US
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