Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College (HM117S)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.433', W 83° 38.3'

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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.

From that beginning, Wesleyan has maintained close ties with the church. Bishops, ministers, laywomen and laymen have served as trustees and faculty. Trustees, presidents, and faculty have in turn served as ministers and bishops. Alumnae of the college have enriched the church as members, musicians, teachers, missionaries, diaconal ministers, and clergy.
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HM NumberHM117S
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Marker Number226
Year Placed1992
Placed ByShrine General Conference The United Methodist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253059 N 3636695
Decimal Degrees32.84055000, -83.63833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.433', W 83° 38.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 25.98" N, 83° 38' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-415 College St, Macon GA 31201, US
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