Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Edwin McNeil Poteat, D.D., L.L.D
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 34° 55.333′ N, 82° 26.467′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on the east facade of the building, located on the campus of Furman University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geer Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene E. Stone III Soccer Stadium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herman N. Hipp Hall (about 700 feet away); Jane Fishburne Hipp Plaza (about 700 feet away); Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center (about 700 feet away); Furman Men Who Gave Their Lives in the World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshall E. and Vera Lea Rinker Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles H. Townes Center for Science (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard W. Riley Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Buchanan Duke Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .
1. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Caswell County (North Carolina) Family Tree. In the Caswell County (North Carolina) Family Tree database is information on Edwin McNeill Poteat (1861-1937) and his distinguished family. (Submitted on May 2, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina.)
1. About Dr. Edwin M Poteat
Dr. Poteat was elected as the fourth president of Furman University on June 10, 1903. He was not a supporter of school athletics, considering them a necessary nuisance of college life. In 1904, football was suppressed. It was not restored until 1912. (Source: Furman University Chronology, compiled by Michael Orr, http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/furman_chronology.pdf.)
2. Palm Sunday and Monday by Dr. Edwin M Poteat, Jr., son of President Poteat
They pluck their palm branches and hail him as King,
Early on Sunday;
They spread out their garments; hosannas they sing,
Early on Sunday.
But where is the noise of their hurrying feet,
The crown they would offer, the sceptre, the seat?
Their King wanders hungry, forgot in the street,
Early on Monday.
(Source: Masterpieces of Religious Verse, edited by James Dalton Morrison (1948), pg. 182.)
— Submitted May 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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