Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Muskingum Academy / Marietta College
1797 / 1835
—Birth of Higher Education in Ohio —
Marietta College, 1835. Founded as a non-denominational Christian college, Marietta College has its roots in several predecessor institutions, in Marietta, beginning in 1797 with Muskingum Academy. In 1832, a committee of Marietta citizens led by Dr. S.P. Hildreth chartered the Marietta Collegiate
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-84.)
Location. 39° 25.06′ N, 81° 27.046′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Putnam Street and 5th Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The President’s Home of Marietta College (within shouting distance of this marker); Betsey Mills Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Mound Square (about 700 feet away); House of Seven Porches (about 800 feet away); Memorial to the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Marietta (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Union Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . 1876 Historical Sketch of Marietta College. Excerpt:
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION
The course of instruction occupies four years. The college year is divided into two terms or sessions.
FRESHMAN CLASS. First Term—Livy (Lincoln’s); Latin
SOPHOMORE CLASS. First Term—Cicero de Senectute, and the Captives of Plautus; Plato’s Apology and Crito; Greek Testament; Greek Prose Composition (Boise’s); Plane Trigonometry; Mensuration; Surveying; Navigation (Loomis’); Physiology (Hooker’s). Second Term—The Select Letters of Pliny, and the Aldephi of Terrence; The prometheus of Æschylus; Greek Testament; French; Spherical Trigonometry (Loomis’); Analytical Geometry (Howison’s); Differential and Integral Calculus (Loomis’). During the year: Compositions, Declamations.
JUNIOR CLASS. First Term—Quintilian, book tenth; The Agricola of Tacitus; Orations of Demosthenes; Greek Testament; German; Mechanics; Astronomy; Rhetoric (Whately’s).
SENIOR CLASS. First Term—Logic; Political Economy; Evidences of Christianity (Hopkins’s); Chemistry. Second Term—Woolsey’s International Law; Moral Science; Constitution of the United States (Andrews’); Mineralogy; Botany; Geology (Dana’s); During the year: Compositions, Debates, Original Declamations.
(Submitted on May 11, 2017.)
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