Old Oglethorpe University

Old Oglethorpe University (HM6Y8)

Location: Milledgeville, GA 31061 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 3.289', W 83° 14.765'

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This is the site of the antebellum college established in the community of Midway by the Hopewell Presbytery in 1833. Its first president, Carlisle P. Beman, was succeded by Samuel K. Talmage. In 1861, students and faculty entered Confederate service, among them Sidney Lanier. After the college reopened in 1866, it succumbed to economic crisis and closed in 1869. Two noted professors were Joseph LeConte, one of the South`s foremost scientists, and James Woodrow, believed to be the first educator in Georgia to receive the Ph.D. The last campus building, Thallan Hall, constructed by Joseph Lane, stood until 1990. Oglethorpe University was refounded in Atlanta by Thornwell Jacobs in 1913.
HM NumberHM6Y8
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number005-21
Year Placed1994
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 290288 N 3659606
Decimal Degrees33.05481667, -83.24608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.289', W 83° 14.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 17.34" N, 83° 14' 45.90" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 Allen Memorial Dr SW, Milledgeville GA 31061, US
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