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For the defunct college in Clinton, Kentucky, see Clinton College (Kentucky).

Clinton College was a college in New Middleton, Smith County, Tennessee.[1][2] The original Porter's Hill Academy was formed in 1830 and then reorganized as Clinton College in 1833–1834.[3][4] Its main teacher was Francis Haynes Gordon.[3] The school had failed by February 1842.[3]

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  1. ^ Tennessee colleges that have closed, merged, changed names. Compiled by Ray Brown, Westminster College. Retrieved: 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ Goodspeed's History of Smith County, Tennessee Archived 2010-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, 1887. Transcribed for the web by Timothy R. Meador, Jr. Retrieved: 18 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c James X. Corgan, "Francis Haynes Gordon," The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, 1998.
  4. ^ Timeline of Smith County History. Retrieved via Web Archive: 18 February 2013.