LMU was founded on February 12, 1897, as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln. LMU is located in Harrogate, Tennessee, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia merge at the Cumberland Gap, approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. We are proud of our beautiful, historic, 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings. We are also proud to offer many off-campus sites for our students. In keeping with its mission, Lincoln Memorial University is committed to serving students of the Appalachian region and beyond. Technology extends the institution's reach simply and effectively to a great number of off-site graduate and undergraduate students. Locations of the off-campus sites and the programs offered at each can be found on the Off-Campus Sites page. LMU's off-campus sites are located in Alcoa (Blount County), Chattanooga, Kingsport and Knoxville, TN; in Corbin, KY; and Tampa, FL.