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
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-84.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
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, on the right when traveling east on Putnam Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mills House (within shouting 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); Unitarian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 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
FRESHMAN CLASS. First Term—Livy (Lincoln’s); Latin Testament; Herodotus; Algebra (Loomis’); History; Elementary Rhetoric. Second Term—Horace (Odes, Satires and Epistles); Latin Testament; Latin Prose Composition; Xenophon’s Memorabilia; Geometry (Chauvenet’s); Elementary Rhetoric. During the year: Written Translations, Compositions, Declamations.
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,
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 11, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 7. submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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