Doyle College research project
By Kim Swindell Wood | June 11, 2018 12:30 pm
By Landon D. Medley
Need help in identifying the founding fathers of Doyle College. In November 1883, a group of men meet at the Greenwood Baptist Church. A charter was granted in 1884. The college charter listed the following names: William Huff, John Stewart, Benjamin Gist, H. B. Ward, William White, Arthur L. Parker, William E. Garner, Charles M. Rutledge, J. M. Clendenen, E. Jarvis, George W. Doyle, P. H. Tibbs, James Bellar, P. H. Moore, A. H. Woodlee, Joe A. Doyle, James K. Womack, David F. Wallace, Stokley D. Johnson, and William White. I do not know if the people of White County realize how important Doyle College and Burritt College was to the beginning of the state of Tennessee educational system. The roots of Tennessee Tech and MTSU are found in the streets of Doyle and Spencer. If you have family information about these men, please contact me at (931) 946-2951.