Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Springfield Baptist Church Birthplace of Morehouse College
Erected 1992 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 121-51.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 16, 2002.
Location. 33° 28.737′ N, 81° 58.292′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling east. Located between 12th Street and 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ware High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Grierson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paine College Founding Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaFayette Visits Augusta (approx. ¼ mile away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodmen of the World Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Curtis Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
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1. Morehouse College. Morehouse has a 61 acre campus and an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. About Morehouse College. A Proud Tradition of Producing Outstanding Leaders In 1867, just two years after the American Civil War, the Atlanta Institute was founded by William Jefferson White, an Atlanta Baptist minister and cabinetmaker, with the support of the Rev. Richard C. Coulter, a former slave from Atlanta, Georgia, and the Rev. Edmund Turney, organizer of the National Theological Institute for educating freedmen in Washington, D.C. The institution was founded to educate African American men in theology and education and was located in Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest independent black church in the United States. The Institute's first president was Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Robert (father of Brigadier General Henry Martyn Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order). (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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