Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of the Home and Private School of Adiel Sherwood
Author, Educator, Gospel Minister, Founder state Temperance Society, Citizen of the Commonwealth for about thirty years.
Born Fort Edward, New York, Oct. 3, 1791
Died St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 18, 1879
In 1828 began to teach ministerial students. The Eatonton Baptist Church offering to pay the students board. Thus began ministerial education that inspired the founding of Mercer University.
Erected 1938 by Eatonton Baptist Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is August 18, 1796.
Location. 33° 21.004′ N, 83° 23.496′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Road (U.S. 441) and Sherwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Madison Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eatonton Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Childhood Home of Joel Chandler Harris (approx. 1.6 miles The Bronson House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of John C. Mason's Dwelling House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Flagpole (approx. 1.7 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.7 miles away); Putnam County (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
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