First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women
— December 23, 1836 —Led by the Methodist Community, a citizens' committee in the city of Macon founded Wesleyan as the first baccalaureate college for women. The Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church accepted the college from the committee, appointed a Board of Trustees with Bishop James O. Andrew as Chairman, and named the Reverend George Foster Pierce as first President.
|Placed By||Shrine General Conference The United Methodist Church|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 253059 N 3636695|
|Decimal Degrees||32.84055000, -83.63833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 50.433', W 83° 38.3'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 50' 25.98" N, 83° 38' 18.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-415 College St, Macon GA 31201, US|
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