Owen College

Owen College (HM2158)

Location: Memphis, TN 38126 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.046', W 90° 2.369'

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In 1946, the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, a negro religious group, purchased twelve acres of ground and buildings at Vance Avenue and Orleans Street for $375,000 to begin a school. In 1954, Owen College, a two year institution named in honor of Samuel Augustus Owen, Sr. opened with Dr. Levi Watkins as president. The college served 2,326 students at this site before it merged in 1968 with LeMoyne College to become LeMoyne-Owen College. In 1970 the property was sold by LeMoyne-Owen College to Memphis City Schools for a public school site.
HM NumberHM2158
Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769751 N 3891927
Decimal Degrees35.13410000, -90.03948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.046', W 90° 2.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 2.76" N, 90° 2' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 661-673 Vance Ave, Memphis TN 38126, US
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