06 October 2015

On This Day: Rugby dedicated in Tennessee

Rugby was dedicated in Tennessee, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880. The dedication actually took place the day prior, on the 5th. Rugby, no not the sport, is a town. Actually it is a colony, an English colony.  

The manager of the colony was Cyyrus Clark, who spoke at the dedication. Thomas Hughes, an author and social reformer, also spoke at the dedication. Hughes is credited with founding the colony.

Today, Rugby remains an unincorporated community stretching within both Morgan and Scott counties in Tennessee. It was built as an experimental utopian colony. 

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 6 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.