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Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gordon Military College

 
 
Gordon Military College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 5, 2002
1. Gordon Military College Marker
Inscription. Founded as Male and Female Seminary in 1852, this was a pioneer school of its kind in Georgia. It was reorganized in 1872 as Gordon Institute, named for General John B. Gordon, famed Confederate soldier, Governor and Senator, who was a friend of Charles E. Lambdin, its first president. In 1927 this school became Gordon Military College, an Honor Military School, an accredited, non-sectarian, five year preparatory Junior College. Graduates have won distinction in many fields of endeavor. Senator Richard B. Russell is numbered among its prominent alumni.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 085-7A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.79′ N, 84° 9.182′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is on College Drive 0 miles from Gordon Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located in front of Alumni Hall at the college. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A&M - G.I.C. (here, next to this marker); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech
Gordon Military College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Gordon Military College Marker
The cannon is a 12-pdr Model 1857 Field Gun, commonly called a "Napoleon." It was produced by Greenwood Foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1862.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnesville Blues (approx. half a mile away); Lamar County (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federals at Barnesville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lamar Electric Membership Corporation Incorporating Board of Directors (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnesville.
 
Also see . . .  Gordon College from New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAntebellum South, USEducationMilitary
 
Gordon Military College Marker (on the left) Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. Gordon Military College Marker (on the left)
 
 
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