DuBose Conference Center

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DuBose Conference Center or DuBose Church Training Center
DuBose Memorial Church Training School.JPG
DuBose Memorial Church Training School, November 2014.
DuBose Conference Center is located in Tennessee
DuBose Conference Center
Location Fairmont and College Sts., Monteagle, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°14′29″N 85°49′38″W / 35.24139°N 85.82722°W / 35.24139; -85.82722Coordinates: 35°14′29″N 85°49′38″W / 35.24139°N 85.82722°W / 35.24139; -85.82722
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1924
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Grundy County MRA (AD)
NRHP Reference # 80003802[1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1980

The DuBose Conference Center, formally known as the DuBose Memorial Church Training School, is a historic site at Fairmont and College Streets in Monteagle, Tennessee. It is an Episcopal Church training and conference center.[2]


The site was originally established as the Fairmount College in 1872 and included among its students the Soong Sisters, one of whom later became Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the another, Soong Ching-ling, became wife of Sun Yat-Sen.[3][4]

It was built in 1924 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.duboseconf.org/history Retrieved 2011-05-31
  3. ^ "Southeast Tennessee Tourist Association". Southeast Tourist Tourist Association. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Chitty, Arther and Elizabeth, Sewanee Sampler, 1978, p. 106, ISBN 0-9627687-7-4