Isaac L. Anderson
March 26, 1780|
Rockbridge County, Virginia, US
|Died||January 28, 1857
|Resting place||Maryville College
|Education||Liberty Hall Academy|
Isaac L. Anderson (1780–1857) was a Presbyterian minister and the founder in 1819 of Southern and Western Theological Seminary in Maryville, Tennessee. In 1842 the seminary was renamed as Maryville College. A native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, Dr. Anderson was educated in a traditional log school house after he was taught to read and spell by his grandmother. Later he attended Liberty Hall Academy, present-day Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. At the age of 17 he joined the church, and at age 21 he moved with his family to Knox County, Tennessee.
- Isaac L. Anderson at Find a Grave
- Blair, Carolyn L., and Arda S. Walker. By Faith Endowed: The Story of Maryville College, 1819-1994. Maryville, TN: Maryville College, 1994. Print.
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