“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Odgen College

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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. Odgen College Marker
Inscription. Founded here, 1877, with funds left by Robert Ogden, local businessman. Filled educational gap, as there were no public schools here until 1882. Prep school accredited in 1919. Ogden's criteria: regular attendance, gentlemanly deportment, diligent study. consolidated with Western Kentucky University, 1927. Its name retained in the Ogden College of Science and Technology.
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1360.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 59.202′ N, 86° 26.981′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of States Street and College Heights Ave. on States Street. Click for map. Located in front of Thompson Complex Wing at WKU. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Hardin Cherry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate State Capitol of Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Felts Log House
Odgen College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
2. Odgen College Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Long Hunters (approx. 0.6 miles away); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warren County / Portage Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
Also see . . .  Western Kentucky University. In 1922, the school was authorized by the state to grant four-year degrees and was renamed as Western Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College. The first four-year degrees were awarded in 1924. In 1927, the school merged with Ogden College, which occupied an adjacent campus. The name changed again in 1930 to Western Kentucky State Teachers College. The school was authorized to offer the Master of Arts degree in 1931. Another name change took place in 1948, when the school became simply Western Kentucky State College. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. Education
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
3. Western Kentucky University
The Spirit makes the master. Erected by College Heights Foundation in Commemoration of Western's 50th Anniversary 1956
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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