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Georgia Southwestern State University

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
1. Georgia Southwestern State University Marker
Inscription. Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. In 1926, the Legislature authorized the school to offer two years of college work and change the name to Third District Agricultural and Normal College. The Institution became a unit of the University System of Georgia in 1932 and changed the name to Georgia Southwestern College. In 1964, the Board of Regents authorized transition to a four-year degree granting institution. The first Bachelors’ Degrees were conferred in 1968. Among distinguished alumni are former President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell.
 
Erected by Georgia Southwestern State University. (Marker Number 129-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.417′ N, 84° 13.15′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatley Street and East Glessner Street, on the right when traveling north on Wheatley Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Georgia Southwestern State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
2. Georgia Southwestern State University Marker
Looking north on Wheatley Street, with the University on the right.
least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rees Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Federal Headquarters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Speaker Crisp (approx. one mile away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 1.4 miles away); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean (approx. 1.6 miles away); Deadly Insects (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Americus.
 
More about this marker. While erected by the University, the marker is in the style of the markers erected by the Georgia Historical Commission and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
 
Also see . . .
1. Georgia Southwestern State University website. (Submitted on March 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Georgia Southwestern State University - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Georgia Southwestern State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
3. Georgia Southwestern State University Marker
Looking east from Wheatley Street
Georgia Southwestern State University image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
4. Georgia Southwestern State University
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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