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Albion in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Albion College

 
 
Albion College Marker image. Click for full size.
February 20, 2010
1. Albion College Marker
Inscription.  Methodists obtained a charter for Spring Arbor Seminary from the Territorial Council of Michigan in March, 1835. Later the institution was established in Albion on land donated by Jesse Crowell, a leading Albion pioneer and benefactor. In 1841 the cornerstone was laid for the first building, and in 1843, the institution opened as the Wesleyan Seminary. In 1861 the power to confer degrees was obtained and school named Albion College. Support from the Methodist Church, a large endowment, and private sources have contributed to its growth as a strong liberal arts college.
 
Erected 1960 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 212.)
 
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 month for this entry is March 1835.
 
Location. 42° 14.807′ N, 84° 44.651′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of East Michigan Avenue (State Highway 99) and North Ingham Street, on the right when traveling
Albion College Marker on stone Albion College sign. image. Click for full size.
February 20, 2010
2. Albion College Marker on stone Albion College sign.
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east on East Michigan Avenue. Marker is located on the Albion College sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albion MI 49224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Observatory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Famed Song (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day (approx. half a mile away); Gardner House Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
 
Albion College Marker with view of campus behind. image. Click for full size.
February 20, 2010
3. Albion College Marker with view of campus behind.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2010. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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