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Columbia in Boone County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of Columbia College

 
 
Site of Columbia College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
1. Site of Columbia College Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood Columbia College an institution of higher learning for men. First proposed in 1831, chartered by General Assembly in 1833, began its work in 1834. First session of University of Missouri held here in 1841. This college has been called the seed from which grew the University of Missouri.
 
Erected 1933 by State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists, and John Corbin Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 2008.
 
Location. 38° 56.832′ N, 92° 19.862′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Marker is on 6th Street south of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the grounds of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 South 6th Street, Columbia MO 65205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Make A Brighter Future" (approx. ¼ mile away); Beetle Bailey (approx. ¼ mile away); Lest We Forget: Lynching at the Stewart Road Bridge
Site of Columbia College Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
2. Site of Columbia College Marker
Columbia College History
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(approx. ¼ mile away); African-American Heritage Trailhead (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mel Carnahan Quadrangle (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); African-American Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 21, 2022