Scarritt College for Christian Workers

Scarritt College for Christian Workers (HM14W1)

Location: Nashville, TN 37212 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.757', W 86° 47.83'

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Established in Kansas City in 1892 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South and moved to Nashville in 1924, Scarritt trained laity in Christian education, music, and missions until it closed in 1988. Much of the Collegiate Gothic campus architecture was designed by Nashville architect Henry C. Hibbs. The campus was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. A leader in racial integration in the South, Scarritt integrated its student population in 1952. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wightman Chapel to the Conference on Christian Faith and Human Relations on April 25, 1957. From its beginning, Scarritt had an international student population that reflected its commitment to a global understanding of racial justice and equality. Its mission and vision continue today through the Scarritt-Bennett Center.
HM NumberHM14W1
Marker Number145
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Donated by the Scarritt Alumni Association
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518247 N 4000155
Decimal Degrees36.14595000, -86.79716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.757', W 86° 47.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 45.42" N, 86° 47' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1072 19th Ave S, Nashville TN 37212, US
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