Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


King Woods, The

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Institution Name: King College
Original/Historic Place Name: King Woods, The
Location on Campus: 1350 King College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
n.d.natural landscape
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, landscape, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (natural woods from as far back as the Civil War or even earlier)
ca. 2004-present (2006)arboretum (including walking path)

The King Woods contain numerous species of hardwood trees. There are beeches, oaks, and hickories, which lend a sense of stability and permanence to the academic mission of the college. King College is a member of the Consortium for Appalachian Watershed Studies (CAWS), and students and teachers from surrounding elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities, are encouraged and often do visit for education and research. The Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent is encouraged to use King College campus for Master Gardener training.

King College has received a grant to identify, inventory, and create markers for all the tree species in the woods.


Landscape Master Plan. Narrative and drawings. King College, Bristol, TN.

Selected items from Collection of Master Plans. 1917, 1931, 1952 and 1968. King College Archives, King College, Bristol, TN.

Thompson & Litton Architects. Master Plan [King College]. Narrative and drawings. [Wise, VA: Thompson & Litton Architects], October 1998 and 1999.


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