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Meadville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allegheny College

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Allegheny College Marker
Inscription. Oldest college in continuous existence under the same name west of the Allegheny Mountains. Founded 1815. Chartered 1817. The college's first president, Timothy Alden, was architect of Bentley Hall, which became the center of administration.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 38.87′ N, 80° 8.762′ W. Marker is in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 86) and East College Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. **UPDATE**
Marker has moved one block north to the corner of PA 86 and East College Avenue. (10/21/12). Marker is in this post office area: Meadville PA 16335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Direct Primary (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Library Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Raymond Philip Shafer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roddy Law Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Spirella Company (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadville.
 
Also see . . .
Allegheny College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Allegheny College Marker

1. Allegheny College. Official Site (Submitted on March 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Allegheny College History & Heritage - Origins of the College. (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Allegheny College - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Dr. Timothy Alden at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 15, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Allegheny College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 4, 2015
3. Allegheny College Marker
As mention earlier, the marker was re-located since 2011 one block north in front of the college library.
Allegheny College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 4, 2015
4. Allegheny College Marker
Another view of the marker at its new location with Main Street in the background.
Allegheny College image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1909
5. Allegheny College
Library of Congress
William McKinley image. Click for full size.
6. William McKinley
Allegheny student for one year, eventual President of the United States.
Reverend Timothy Alden, President of Allegheny College, 1816-1831 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
7. Reverend Timothy Alden, President of Allegheny College, 1816-1831
A Harvard College graduate and ordained minister, Alden supplemented his income by teaching. By 1815 he had abandoned the ministry and with the help of his brother founded Allegheny College in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania. The college struggled in its early years. Facing serious financial problems and a lack of students, Alden resigned his presidency on August 2, 1831. Special Collections, Pelletier Library, Allegheny College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2015, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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