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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wesleyan College

First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women

 

— December 23, 1836 —

 
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
1. Wesleyan College Marker
Inscription.  Led by the Methodist Community, a citizens’ committee in the city of Macon founded Wesleyan as the first baccalaureate college for women. The Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church accepted the college from the committee, appointed a Board of Trustees with Bishop James O. Andrew as Chairman, and named the Reverend George Foster Pierce as first President.

From that beginning, Wesleyan has maintained close ties with the church. Bishops, ministers, laywomen and laymen have served as trustees and faculty. Trustees, presidents, and faculty have in turn served as ministers and bishops. Alumnae of the college have enriched the church as members, musicians, teachers, missionaries, diaconal ministers, and clergy.
 
Erected 1992 by Shrine General Conference The United Methodist Church. (Marker Number 226.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 32° 50.433′ N, 83° 38.3′ W. Marker is in
Wesleyan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
2. Wesleyan College Marker
Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Georgia Avenue, on the right when traveling south on College Street. The marker stands on the lawn of the Macon Post Office building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 College Street, Macon GA 31213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site: Wesleyan College (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. ¼ mile away); Cowles-Bond House (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Baptist Church of Christ (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Asa Holt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fencing from Findlay Foundry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Wesleyan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
3. Wesleyan College Marker
A Georgia Historical Marker (Site: Wesleyan College) and the Post Office are visible in the background.
Wesleyan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
4. Wesleyan College Marker
Looking north at the intersection of College Street (on the right) and Georgia Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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