Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1839.
Location. 37° 13.14′ N, 93° 17.22′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on N. Benton Ave., 0.1 miles north of E. Central, on the right when traveling north. The marker is in the middle of the walkway leading from the street to Burnham Hall on the back side of a large concrete object which looks suspiciously as if it had been a fountain at one time. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Block N Benton Ave, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Entrenchments (within shouting distance of this marker); Tau Eta Gamma (local) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fairbanks Hall (about 300 feet away); Stone Chapel (about 400 feet away); Indian Mounds (about 600 feet away); Historic Washington Avenue Baptist ChurchFirst Store in Greene County (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Church In Greene County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Regarding Fairbanks Hall. Fairbanks Hall, now long gone, was the building which sat on the site of this monument.
Drury University, founded as Springfield College in 1873, is associated with the United Churches of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. Its total enrollment averages between 3,000-5,000 with a campus covering about 90-acres.
Additional keywords. Universities, Higher Education, Schools, Springfield, Missouri
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