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Near Fort Gaines in Clay County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Cotton Hill Seminary

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Old Cotton Hill Seminary Marker
Inscription. Here stood the Cotton Hill Male and Female Seminary incorporated by an Act of the Legislature March 6, 1856, but in existence before that time. Professor Norman Flavius Cooledge, uncle of President Calvin Coolidge, who had come to Georgia for the climate became President of the Seminary in 1854 and remained there until 1862 when 103 of the men students joined the Army of the Confederacy. The discouraged Cooledge dropped teaching to go into business and the glory of the School, once one the South’s leading educational institutions, vanished.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 030-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 43.817′ N, 84° 58′ W. Marker is near Fort Gaines, Georgia, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Days Cross Road (County Route 2411) and Cottonhill Road, on the right when traveling east on Days Cross Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Shiloh Baptist Church, in the small community of Cotton Hill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1974 Cottonhill Road, Fort Gaines GA 39851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker
Old Cotton Hill Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Old Cotton Hill Seminary Marker
Looking north
, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Toney-Standley House (was approx. 7.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); New Lowell United Methodist Church / New Lowell School (approx. 7.4 miles away); 1814 Boundary / Founding of Fort Gaines (approx. 8.1 miles away); Oketeyeconne / Chattahoochee Theater (approx. 8.1 miles away); Vilulah Settlement (approx. 9.5 miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 9.9 miles away); Fort Gaines Guards (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gaines.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Old Cotton Hill Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Old Cotton Hill Seminary Marker
Looking south, with the Shiloh Baptist Church in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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