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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Pennsylvania State University

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. The Pennsylvania State University Marker
Inscription.  Chartered as an agricultural college in 1855. Located on land donated by James Irvin, the school admitted its first class in 1859 to study the application of science to farming. Designated the state''s only land-grant institution in 1863. Penn State was one of the earliest participants in this federally supported system of higher education, which promoted an innovative and diverse curriculum of "liberal and practical education."
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 40° 47.779′ N, 77° 52.28′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Atherton Road (U.S. 322) 0.1 miles west of Curtin Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continuing Education (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. The Pennsylvania State University Marker
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Labor Education (about 600 feet away); Martin Luther King Jr. (about 600 feet away); Management Education (about 700 feet away); Hospitality Management (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKee Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Leadership (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irvin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Also see . . .
1. Penn State University. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pennsylvania State University behind the marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on May 31, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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