Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Defunct Colleges in Nashville: Droughons, Radnor, Scarritt & Ward Seminary


Several Nashville institutions that have closed are highlighted in blogs. Terry Baker's "Strength and Beauty": Buford College of Nashville, 1901-1920 summarizes the history of the institution educating young women. Mary Elizabeth Burgess founded the institution in Clarksville in 1886 prior to relocation to Nashville.

The Historic Nashville blog offers pictures and brief historical summaries for several institutions: Draughons College, Radnor College, Scarritt College, and Ward Seminary for Young Ladies. This last institution was founded in 1865 by William E. Ward and his wife, Eliza Hudson Ward.