Columbia in Boone County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
James Shannon L.L.D.
James Shannon L.L.D.
Born in Monaghan Co. Ireland
April 23, 1799
Feb. 23, 1859
Second President, University of Missouri,
Columbia, Mo. 1850-1856
Co-Founder of Christian College 1851
(Now Columbia College), Columbia, Mo.
Co-Founder of Christian University 1853, and
First President (Now Culver-Stockton College)
The Christian Philanthropist and Teacher
has gone to receive the Crown of the Faithful
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2008.
Location. 38° 56.967′ N, 92° 20.245′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Monument is in Columbia Cemetery, along the main avenue, about 600 feet south of the entrance gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 East Broadway, Columbia MO 65203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Clinton Swallow (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Storm Columbia Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Columbia Cemetery (about 800 feet away); In Memory of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); African-American Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); African-American Heritage Trailhead (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. James Shannon Papers at the University of Missouri Archives. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James Shannon Bio. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.