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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Founding of Jefferson Seminary

 
 
Founding of Jefferson Seminary Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Founding of Jefferson Seminary Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  April 3, 1798, is the university's symbolic founding date. On this date, eight Louisvillians pledged financial support for a new school. The 1798 benefactors were: William Croghan, Alexander S. Bullitt, James Meriwether, John Thruston, Henry Churchill, Richard Anderson, William Taylor, and John Thompson.
U of L Bicentennial Committee

From this commitment to higher education came Jefferson Seminary, which evolved into University of Louisville. The Louisville Medical Institute opened 1837; merged in 1846 with Louisville College, an outgrowth of Jefferson Seminary. A law school was added, and the new entity named the University of Louisville in 1846.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2007.)
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 12.889′ N, 85° 45.632′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County
Founding of Jefferson Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Founding of Jefferson Seminary Marker
. Marker can be reached from South 3rd Street. Marker is in front of Grawemeyer Hall on the University of Louisville's Belknap campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 South 3rd Street, Louisville KY 40208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belknap Campus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anne M. Braden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History — About UofL. From the university website. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Mar. 4, 2021