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For Tusculum's 225th Anniversary, we want to feature the memories and amazing stories from our Alumni.

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STORIES From Alumni & Friends

HISTORY Celebrating Our 225th Anniversary

Tennessee's First University
Established in 1794

Founded in 1794, Tusculum University is the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

  • 1794

    Hezekiah Balch charters Greeneville College which will become Tusculum University

  • 1841

    "Old College" is built due to growth in student enrollment! It is on the oldest academic building on Tusculum's campus.

  • 1887

    McCormick Hall is built using funds donated by Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper.*

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