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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ogden College

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. Ogden College Marker
Inscription.  Founded here, 1877, with funds left by Robert Ogden, local businessman. Filled educational gap, as there were no public schools here until 1882. Prep school accredited in 1919. Ogden's criteria: regular attendance, gentlemanly deportment, diligent study. consolidated with Western Kentucky University, 1927. Its name retained in the Ogden College of Science and Technology.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1360.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 36° 59.202′ N, 86° 26.981′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of States Street and College Heights Avenue on States Street. Located in front of Thompson Complex Wing at WKU. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 State St, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Training School-College High (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hardin Cherry
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
2. Ogden College Marker
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 (about 600 feet away); Fort Albert Sidney Johnston (about 700 feet away); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. History (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter College (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate State Capital of Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Also see . . .  Western Kentucky University. In 1922, the school was authorized by the state to grant four-year degrees and was renamed as Western Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College. The first four-year degrees were awarded in 1924. In 1927, the school merged with Ogden College, which occupied an adjacent campus. The name changed again in 1930 to Western Kentucky State Teachers College. The school was authorized to offer the Master of Arts degree in 1931. Another name change took place in 1948, when the school became simply Western Kentucky State College. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
3. Western Kentucky University
The Spirit makes the master. Erected by College Heights Foundation in Commemoration of Western's 50th Anniversary 1956
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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