Land Grant University

Land Grant University (HM285W)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37916 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 57.424', W 83° 55.54'

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In 1867, by resolution of the U.S. Congress, Tennessee became eligible to designate an institution to teach areas of learning related to agriculture and the mechanic arts and to receive the proceeds from the sale of federal land as prescribed by the Morrill Act of 1862. On January 16, 1869, East Tennessee University, renamed the University of Tennessee in 1879, received Land Grant University status. The institution accepted its designation January 19, 1869.
HM NumberHM285W
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236137 N 3983144
Decimal Degrees35.95706667, -83.92566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.424', W 83° 55.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 25.44" N, 83° 55' 32.4" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1439-1499 Circle Dr, Knoxville TN 37916, US
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