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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

LaGrange College – 1831

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. LaGrange College – 1831 Marker
Inscription. LaGrange College is the oldest non-tax supported institution of higher education in Georgia. It was chartered in 1831 as LaGrange Female Academy. The charter has been changed three times as the trustees altered the name to LaGrange Female Institute in 1847, to LaGrange Female College in 1851 and finally to LaGrange College in 1934. It was formally declared a co-educational institution in 1954. LaGrange College is owned by the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.382′ N, 85° 2.693′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Waverly Way, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named LaGrange College – 1831 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (approx. mile away); Bellevue
LaGrange College – 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. LaGrange College – 1831 Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. mile away); Troup County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Also see . . .
1. LaGrange College. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. LaGrange College. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for LaGrange College. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
LaGrange College – 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. LaGrange College – 1831 Marker
Looking west on Broad Street
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By Kevin Vincent, May 19, 2013
4. LaGrange College – 1831 Marker
one of the college buildings behind the marker
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By Kevin Vincent, May 19, 2013
5. LaGrange College
College buildings to the left of the marker when looking across Broad Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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