Jackson College (Tennessee)
Jackson College was originally founded as the Manual Labor Academy at Spring Hill, Tennessee in 1830. Its original enrollment was seven students. As part of its curriculum each student was required to work two hours per day at a manual task. It was thought that this manual labor was beneficial to the student. While some schools might have engaged in mechanical tasks, the academy was not able to build shops or buy the tools necessary. They, therefore, engaged in farming.
In 1837 the College moved to Columbia. At this point, the manual labor aspect of the curriculum that began with the original academy was abolished.
During the American Civil War the college was burned by the Union Army. (Note: it is likely that it was at this time that the college ceased to exist, but the references available are not clear about this.)
- John C. Brown, Governor of Tennessee from 1871 to 1875.
- Neill S. Brown, Governor of Tennessee from 1847 t o 1849.
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- Van Tramp 1867, p. 451
- Woodbridge 1834, v. 4, p. 577
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