Warminster in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lux in Tenebris
Built by Rev. William Tennent c. 1735, it was the first academy in America for the training of Presbyterian ministers and the first college in Pa. A number of notable revivalist preachers and educators graduated from this rustic school before it closed upon Tennentís death in 1746. Soon after, several Log College graduates helped establish Princeton University in New Jersey. Many other colleges trace their roots to this early institution.
Organized by William Tennant 1727
Here, in the life of a pioneer teacher, sound learning, endued with spiritual passion, wrought to vitalize knowledge, glorify truth, enrich life, and in due time, call forth, to the glory of God and the welfare of American youth, these worthy Christian colleges.
1787. Washington & Jefferson.
1842. Mary Baldwin.
1854. Lincoln University.
1857. Lake Forest.
1867. Johnson C. Smith.
1880. South Carolina.
1884. Grove City.
1889. Daniel Baker.
1889. Agnes Scott.
1889. Missouri Valley.
1891. Buena Vista.
1891. College of Idaho.
1891. College of Ozarks.
1895. Westminster, Utah.
1896. Flora McDonald.
1901. James Millikin.
1902. Texas Presbyterian.
1904. Davis & Elkins.
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 12.889′ N, 75° 5.965′ Click for map. Markers are opposite the Log College Manor condominiums. Marker is at or near this postal address: 885 York Road, Warminster PA 18974, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Fitch's Steamboat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cross Roads (approx. one mile away); Moland House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Welcome to the Moland House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Early Life on the Moland Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Battle of the Crooked Billet (approx. 1.8 miles away); Warminster Community Park-Sandpiper (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnsville Naval Air Development Center (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warminster.
Also see . . .
1. Log College. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Log College - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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