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Harper College

1848

 
 
Harper College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Harper College Marker
Inscription. Erected on the site of an earlier building that had served as the campus dining hall, Harper was part of an extensive mid-century construction program undertaken to accommodate an increase in enrollment. The building was named for William Harper (1790-1847, class of 1808), the first matriculate of the South Carolina College and the first Euphradian Society president, who who went on to become a noted South Carolina judge and U.S. Senator. Harper College continues to serve as a resident hall and is also home to the South Carolina College Honors Program.
 
Location. 33° 59.904′ N, 81° 1.767′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Sumter Street near College Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, in the Horseshoe. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall (here, next to this marker); Elliott College (here, next to this marker); The South Caroliniana Library (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The South Caroliniana Library
Harper College Marker(left) shares location with The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
2. Harper College Marker(left) shares location with The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall
(within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (within shouting distance of this marker); McCutchen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Legare College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Honors College, Residence Hall. The building named for Harper was not a residence hall for long. When classes were suspended in March 1862, it was used as a hospital. It is now headquarters for the University's Honors College. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. William Harper, Wikipedia entry. William Joseph Harper (January 17, 1790 Antigua-October 10, 1847) was a jurist, politician, and social and political theorist from South Carolina. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
William Harper image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. William Harper
Harper also served on the Board of Trustees of South Carolina College.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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