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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

State College

 
 
State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. State College Marker
Inscription. Largely through the efforts of William Y. Atkinson the Georgia Normal and Industrial College was founded in 1889 with J. Harris Chappell as the first president. It became a degree-granting institution in 1917 and included a liberal arts program. The name was changed in 1922 to Georgia State College for Women and in 1961 to the Womanís College of Georgia. Today it is part of the University System of Georgia.

This square of 20 acres, set aside for public use in 1803, was used from 1811 until after the War Between the States as the site of the State Penitentiary. The buildings were partly burned during Shermanís occupation in 1864.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.865′ N, 83° 13.932′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is on North Clark Street (Business U.S. 441) 0 miles from West Hancock Street (Georgia Route 49), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The markers stands at the western edge of the university. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. State College Marker
Looking north on North Clark Street
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Governorís Mansion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The March to the Sea (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Old Governor's Mansion (about 600 feet away); Dr Charles Holmes Herty Statesman -Chemist (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty (about 700 feet away); The Allen Strain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding State College. The school has been renamed again, to the Georgia College and State University, and is co-educational.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. State College Marker
Looking east
Georgia College and State University image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Georgia College and State University
Looking east at the campus from the marker; some of the oldest building are on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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