East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan State University
On this site stood College Hall, first building in the United States erected for the teaching of scientific agriculture. Here began the first college of its kind in America, and the model for Land-Grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of 1862.
This act granted lands for the endowment of colleges to provide for "liberal and practical education...in the several pursuits and professions in life."
Erected 1955 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 42° 43.919′ N, 84° 28.94′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from West Circle Drive 0.2 miles east of Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 West Circle Drive, East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (here, next to this marker); Sleepy HollowDora Hall Stockman (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University (about 600 feet away); Women's Building (about 600 feet away); Botanical Laboratory (about 700 feet away); "That a Ladies Course be Organized" (about 700 feet away); Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
Also see . . . Morrill Land-Grant Acts. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.