Georgie Robertson Christian College

Photo ca. 1903



1869     Founded as Henderson Male and Female Institute
1877     Renamed Henderson Masonic Male and Female Institute
1885     Renamed West Tennessee Christian College
1897     Renamed Georgie Robertson Christian College
1907     Renamed National Teachers' Normal and Business College
1919     Renamed Freed-Hardeman College
1990     Renamed Freed-Hardeman University

Georgie Robertson Christian College was named in honor of George Ann (Georgie) Robertson, daughter of John Franklin and Lucy Alice Hamlett Robertson of Crockett Mills, Tennessee. Georgie died of typhoid fever in Crockett Mills on November 9, 1895, one day after her 21st birthday. John Franklin Robertson made a donation in her memory to West Tennessee Christian College in Henderson, Tennessee, and the college was renamed in her honor in 1897.

Photograph and text taken from
Churches of Christ: A Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial History of
Churches of Christ in the United States, Australasia, England and Canada

by John T. Brown, M. A.
Published by John P. Morton and Company
Louisville, Kentucky
Copyright 1904

John Thomas Brown was born one mile north of Alamo in 1869 (then Cageville, Gibson County.) Brown's leather-bound, 683-page edition is considered the definitive work on the history of the Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the American Restoration Movement. The photograph and text above were taken from a copy of John T. Brown's book that belonged to my great-grandfather, William Stephen Corbett.

Contributed by: Jeff Reece

© 2003 - Jeff Reece

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