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Berrien Springs in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Andrews University

 
 
Andrews University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
1. Andrews University Marker
Inscription.  This, the oldest Seventh-day Adventist college and the pioneer in a world-wide system of Christian education, was chartered in 1874 at Battle Creek as Battle Creek College. It was moved to Berrien Springs in 1901 where its name was changed to Emmanuel Missionary College. The first classes here were held in tents. The old Berrien County Courthouse served as an administration building. Permanent buildings were erected by student labor. In 1960 the Adventists' Theological Seminary, founded in 1934, and the Graduate School (1957), were moved here from Washington, D.C., to join Emmanuel Missionary College under one charter as Andrews University. The name honors a pioneer Adventist author, administrator, and missionary, John Nevins Andrews.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S250.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 41° 57.44′ N, 86° 
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21.514′ W. Marker is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of JN Andrews Boulevard and Old US 31 (Michigan Highway 139), on the right when traveling north on JN Andrews Boulevard. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection along the main entrance into the university. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8975 Old US-31, Berrien Springs MI 49104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log by Log History was Made Here (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berrien Springs Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berrien County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1870 Berrien County Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Morris Chapel Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Hogue House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Moccasin Bluff (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berrien Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Andrews University Website. (Submitted on April 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
Andrews University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
2. Andrews University Marker
View to north along JN Andrews Boulevard
The main entrance into Andrews University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
3. The main entrance into Andrews University
Pioneer Memorial Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
4. Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome to Andrews University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
5. Welcome to Andrews University
School information and campus map sign near marker
About Andrews image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
6. About Andrews
Close-up of school information on Welcome sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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