“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hillsdale in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 18, 2010
1. Hillsdale College Marker
Inscription. In 1844 a group of Freewill Baptists organized Michigan Central College at Spring Arbor. This college was the first in Michigan to grant degrees to women. Moved to Hillsdale in 1853 and chartered by the legislature in 1855, the school was renamed Hillsdale College under an independent board of trustees, its only controlling organization. The charter opened the institution "to all persons ... irrespective of nationality, color, or sex."
Erected 1968 by Michigan Historical Commission / Hillsdale College Alumni Association. (Marker Number 230.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 41° 55.952′ N, 84° 38.033′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker can be reached from East College Street. Touch for map. The marker is west of Central Hall on the Hillsdale College campus. The college is approx. 0.6 mi. north of Carleton Road East (State Highway 99) via Hillsdale Street or ½ mile east of West Carleton Road (State Highway 99) via Fayette Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 East College Street, Hillsdale MI 49242, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Central Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 18, 2010
2. Central Hall
The historical marker is just to the left of Central Hall.
as the crow flies. College Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sultana (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Anthony's Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Will Carleton Poor House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grosvenor House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 923 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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