Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Founder of the University of Georgia
Born in North Gilbert, Connecticut, November 2, 1754; graduate of Yale, 1772; licensed to preach by the New Haven Association of Ministers, 1775; Tutor in Yale, 1775 – 1779, Chaplain in the Continental Army, 1779 – 1783; Admitted to the Bar 1783; Moved to Georgia the same year; Member of the Georgia Legislature and of the Continental Congress, 1785 – 1788; Member of the Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787, saving that body from disruption; Wrote the Charter of the University of Georgia, 1785, the first charter for a state university to be adopted by any American state; first president of the University, serving from 1785 to 1801; Member of the United States House of Representatives, 1789 – 1799; Member of the United States Senate, 1799 – 1807; Died March 4, 1807.
Department of Natural Resources
Division of State Parks Historic Sites & Monuments
Erected by the Georgia Society
Daughters of American Colonists
Erected 1942 by Georgia Society, Daughters of American Colonists.
Location. 33° 57.35′ N, 83° 22.467′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker can Touch for map. The marker is on the North Campus of the University of Georgia, immediately in front of the Old College. Old College, the first building built on the campus, is approximately 200 yards south of East Broad Street, at the south end of the Quad. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Classes (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); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (about 600 feet away); The Red and Black (about 600 feet away); First Garden Club (about 600 feet away); University of Georgia (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . . Biography of Abraham Baldwin. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Education • Government • War, US Revolutionary •
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