John L. Plyler Home

John L. Plyler Home (HM1MIT)

Location: Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 58.237', W 82° 26.75'

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This house was the boyhood home and birthplace of John L. Plyler (1894-1966), a Furman University alumnus and Harvard Law School graduate who served as an attorney, judge, and dean of the Furman University Law School before becoming the seventh president of Furman University in 1939. Plyler was Furman's longest serving president, remaining in that post until his retirement in 1964.
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During Plyler's tenure as president he supported the first written campus statement on academic freedom, aligning Furman with the Statement on the Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure of 1940. Plyler also oversaw the development of a new university campus north of Greenville, where classes began in 1958, and the physical unification of Furman University and the Greenville Woman's College on that new campus several years later.
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HM NumberHM1MIT
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Marker Number23-68
Year Placed2015
Placed ByFurman University
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Date Added Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368013 N 3870739
Decimal Degrees34.97061667, -82.44583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.237', W 82° 26.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 14.22" N, 82° 26' 45" W
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Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, Travelers Rest SC 29690, US
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