“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Macon in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Montpelier Institute

Montpelier Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 28, 2008
1. Montpelier Institute Marker
Inscription.  Montpelier Institute, founded in 1842 by Stephen Elliott, Jr., First Episcopal Bishop of the diocese of Georgia, was Georgia's second oldest school for girls. Col. G.B. Lamar gave the land for the school including Montpelier Springs, long noted as a health resort. Operated until 1856 as a Female Institute with students from several states and prominent teachers, its cutural influence was felt for many years. For 20 years, until 1876, Montpelier was a private school. When that school closed the property was acquired by the Hart family of Macon.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 102-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 32° 51.906′ N, 83° 52.921′ W. Marker is near Macon, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Thomaston Road (Georgia Route 74) ¼ mile west of Lower Thomaston Road, on the right
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when traveling west. Marker is one mile west of the Bibb County line on GA Highway 74. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Candler Building (approx. 9.7 miles away); Wesleyan College Historic District (approx. 9.7 miles away); Villa Albicini (approx. 9.9 miles away); State Teachers and Agricultural College / Hubbard Training School (approx. 11.8 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 11.8 miles away); Joanna Troutman (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,564 times since then and 46 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 25, 2023