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Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of First Classes

 
 
Site of First Classes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2018
1. Site of First Classes Marker
Inscription.
Site of First Classes
The University of Georgia, created by the Georgia General Assembly on January 27, 1785, is this nation's first state-chartered university. This building stands near the spot in a forest clearing where Josiah Meigs taught the first university classes in September, 1801.

 
Location. 33° 57.349′ N, 83° 22.476′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker can be reached from S Jackson Street 0 miles south of E Broad Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the north side of Old College (now the Dean's Office) on the North Campus of the University of Georgia. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Baldwin (a few steps from this marker); Old College (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Toombs Oak (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herty Field (about 400 feet away); First Garden Club (about 600 feet away); The Red and Black (about 600 feet away); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (about 600 feet away); University of Georgia (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made Features
 
An additional Old College marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2018
2. An additional Old College marker
This additional marker is along the left of the north face of the Old College. It reads:

Old College
Oldest Building – 1806
Marker presented by
Thomas Miller Chapter
Colonial Dames XVII Century
1985
Site of First Classes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2018
3. Site of First Classes Marker
The marker is just to the right of the right-most set of doors on the Old College.
Site of First Classes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2018
4. Site of First Classes Marker
The marker can be seen far to the right along Old College in this view. A statue of Abraham Baldwin is in the foreground.
Inscription on Abraham Baldwin statue nearby image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2018
5. Inscription on Abraham Baldwin statue nearby
Near to the featured marker is a statue of Abraham Baldwin. The statue's inscription reads:

Abraham Baldwin
1754-1807
First President
The University of Georgia
A gift of the UGA Alumni Association
Dedicated September 16, 2011
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on July 17, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on July 17, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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