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Demorest in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Piedmont College

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
1. Piedmont College Marker
Inscription. Piedmont College is an accredited, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college, open to all regardless of race, sex, or creed. Founded under auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the College was chartered September 6, 1897 by Habersham County as the J.S. Green Collegiate Institute, and renamed J.S. Green College in 1899. The founder and first president, Charles C. Spence, Congregational Christian Church, the church of the pilgrims, assumed sponsorship and in 1903 changed the name to Piedmont College. Since that year, the college has maintained a close relationship with Congregational churches across the nation.

Piedmont has made significant contributions to education on a regional state, and national level. Graduates of the college have gone on to serve as teachers at all levels throughout the state, superintendents of many Georgia School systems, stat3 Superintendent of Schools during the initial integration of public school, presidents of five major universities, an state and national senators and representatives whose interest and work centered on education.
 
Erected 1994 by Georgia Historic marker. (Marker Number 068-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
2. Piedmont College Marker
34° 33.947′ N, 83° 32.665′ W. Marker is in Demorest, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Avenue and Georgia Street, on the right when traveling south on Oak Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demorest GA 30535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Robert Mize (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Johnny Mize (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 3.5 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Demorest.
 
Categories. Education
 
Piedmont College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
3. Piedmont College Marker
Piedmont College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
4. Piedmont College Marker
Piedmont College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
5. Piedmont College Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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