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Western Military Institute

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Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingWestern Military Institute
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Biography/History noteOpened in 1847 by Colonel Thornton J. Johnson in Georgetown, Kentucky. After three years in Georgetown, the school moved to Blue Lick Springs in Nicholas County. Moved to Drennon Springs in Henry County in February 1851. Outbreak of disease at Drennon Springs in 1854, prompted the school to move once again, this time to Tyree Springs, Tennessee. The following year it moved to Nashville, where it became part of the University of Nashville. It operated there until the Civil War ended its existence.
Beginning date1847
LocatedDrennon Springs, Ky. Georgetown, Ky. Blue Lick Springs, Ky. Tyree Springs, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.
Field of activityMilitary education Education
Found inCadet, April 1852: banner (Western Military Institute, Drennon Springs, Kentucky)
Associated languageeng