“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Spring Arbor in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Spring Arbor College

Spring Arbor College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rae Pierce, September 14, 2015
1. Spring Arbor College Marker
Inscription. Three Michigan institutions of higher education have had their roots here. The predecessor of Albion College, the Spring Arbor Seminary was chartered in 1835. Michigan Central College, founded in 1844, was located here until its removal in 1855 when it became Hillsdale College. Spring Arbor was opened by free Methodists in 1873 as an academy with elementary and secondary grades. In 1928 the elementary program was discontinued when a junior college was officially introduced. The high school was terminated in 1961 when a senior college was proposed. In September 1963, the first junior class was accepted into the regionally accredited four-year liberal arts college. Throughout its history, the Spring Arbor Faculty and students have been dedicated to "the serious study of the liberal arts, commitment to Jesus Christ as a perspective for learning and participation in the campus community and the contemporary world."
Erected 1963. (Marker Number S0246.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 12.35′ N, 84° 33.281′ W. Marker is in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on E.P.Hart Circle (Michigan Route M60), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Arbor MI 49283, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Central College Residence Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ed Cross Farm (approx. half a mile away); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wellman General Store (approx. 4.2 miles away); Paddock-Hubbard House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); McCain School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ella Sharp Museum (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Arbor.
More about this marker. The Marker is facing M60 on the side of the Smith Music Center Building
Additional keywords. Spring Arbor College
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rae Pierce of Rives Junction, Michigan. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Rae Pierce of Rives Junction, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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