High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A.D. 1856 - 1924, N.C.
A Methodist Protestant institution awarded degrees and diplomas, conducted until said churches opened High Point College.
First campus and building donated by Hon. Henry Walser, founder, 1856; furnishings by D.L. Michael. Second campus obtained from Lucy (Walser) Oakes; Architect, H. Bentley (Walser) Owen; building begun 1881. Completed under presidency George W. Holmes, educator and Gospel Minister. Board chairmen: Henry Walser and Gaither Walser.
J.A. Oakes, Acting, 1856 - 61 G.W. Hege, 1856 - 61 H.T. Phillips, 1867 - 71 J.C. Deans, 1871 - 73 S. Simpson, Ph.D., 1873 - 83 R.H. Wills 1883 - 85 W.A. Rogers 1885 - 87 A.R. Morgan 1887 - 89 G.W. Holmes 1890 - 99 W.T. Totten 1899 - 24
F.T. Walser, R.T. Pickens began co-ed 1878, A. Baker, Z.V. Walser, G.W. Gooch, Sally (Waler) Oakes Wright music, E.P. Mendenhall, N.C. Stout, Lelia Byerly and J. Felix Totten
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 35° 58.293′ N, 79° 59.619′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Extraordinary Way, 0.3 miles west of Montlieu Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Point NC 27262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jamestown Female College (here, next to this marker); The Yadkin College Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); High Point University (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mahler Family Promenade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Colonial Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oldest Building in High Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Quatercentenary Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hoggat House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
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