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Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Abraham Baldwin

Founder of the University of Georgia

 
 
Abraham Baldwin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
1. Abraham Baldwin Marker
Inscription.
Born in North Gilbert, Connecticut, November 2, 1754; graduate of Yale, 1772; licensed to preach by the New Haven Association of Ministers, 1775; Tutor in Yale, 1775 – 1779, Chaplain in the Continental Army, 1779 – 1783; Admitted to the Bar 1783; Moved to Georgia the same year; Member of the Georgia Legislature and of the Continental Congress, 1785 – 1788; Member of the Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787, saving that body from disruption; Wrote the Charter of the University of Georgia, 1785, the first charter for a state university to be adopted by any American state; first president of the University, serving from 1785 to 1801; Member of the United States House of Representatives, 1789 – 1799; Member of the United States Senate, 1799 – 1807; Died March 4, 1807.
 
Location. 33° 57.35′ N, 83° 22.467′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker can be reached from East Broad Street (U.S. 78) 0.1 miles east of South Jackson Street. Click for map. The marker is on the North Campus of the University of Georgia, immediately in front of the Old College. Old College, the first building built on the campus, is approximately 200 yards south of East Broad Street, at the south end of the Quad. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Abraham Baldwin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
2. Abraham Baldwin Marker
The marker stands in front of Old College (just to the left of the tree on the right in the photo).
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old College (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Toombs Oak (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herty Field (about 400 feet away); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (about 600 feet away); The Red and Black (about 600 feet away); First Garden Club (about 600 feet away); University of Georgia (about 700 feet away); Old Athens Cemetery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Abraham Baldwin. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationGovernmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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