Guide to the Tennessee Mountains
By Vernon and Cathy Summerlin
Lincoln Memorial University
12(2)] Located in the town of Harrogate only a couple miles south of
the gap, Lincoln Memorial University is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Museum,
one of the largest Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. The university
was founded shortly after the Civil War by Union General Oliver Otis Howard
to fulfill Lincoln's wish to help the people of eastern Tennessee who supported
him during the war. The museum also serves as a teaching facility for the university.
- Directions: On US 25E in the town of Harrogate.
- Activities: Viewing collections of Abraham Lincoln's personal
items and memorabilia.
- Facilities: Museum.
- Dates: Open year-round.
- Fees: There is a charge for admission.
- Closest town: Harrogate.
- For more information: Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate,
TN 37752. Phone (423) 869-6237.
Published (print): 1999, Published (Web): January 2003,