Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College

Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College (HM64E)

Location: Clemson, SC 29634 Pickens County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 40.715', W 82° 50.331'

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On this spot, under a great oak three which stood here, the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College was held May 2, 1888.

The following is a copy of the record of that meeting.

"Fort Hill, Oconee County, South Carolina May 2, 1888,

"In response to the call of Col. R.W. Simpson, executor of the will of the late Thomas G. Clemson, the seven trustees appointed by the will met this day at Fort Hill. A temporary organization was formed by electing Col. R.E. Bowen chairman and Capt. D.K. Norris secretary. All of the trustees signed their willingness to serve the board then organized permanently by electing Col. R.W. Simpson as chairman and J.E. Wannamaker as secretary and adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.

"Whereas, Thomas G. Clemson by his will dated Nov. 6, 1886 provided for the establishment of an agricultural college on the Fort Hill place, and therein appointed as trustees of said college the following gentleman, to wit: R.W. Simpson, D.K. Norris, M.L. Donaldson, R.E. Bowen, B.R. Tillman, J.E. Wannamaker, and J.E. Bradley, and requested the said trustees to meet as soon after his death as practicable, and organize and fill all vacancies and aid in effectuating the purpose set forth in said will, now, therefore, we the undersigned trustees appointed as aforesaid, hereby accept the position as trustees conferred upon us by Thomas G. Clemson in said will May 2nd, 1886."
R.W. Simpson
D.K. Norris
M.L. Donaldson
J.E. Bradley
R.E. Bowen
J.E. Wannamaker
B.R. Tillman
HM NumberHM64E
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 331538 N 3838938
Decimal Degrees34.67858333, -82.83885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.715', W 82° 50.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 42.90" N, 82° 50' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41625 Fort Hill St, Clemson SC 29634, US
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