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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Female College

1833 - 1889

 
 
The Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
1. The Female College Marker
Inscription. This private institution, although undergoing several trusteeships and name changes, continuously functioned as an exclusive female school for over 50 years. It attracted students from southern states as well as local young ladies. Out of town students boarded with Covington residents. In 1863, the college having been closed due to the War served as a Confederate hospital. Union forces partially destroyed the building. Reopened in 1867, it remained a female college until 1889 when the newly formed Covington City School Commission acquired the property. There was a gradual merging of the Female College, the Male Academy, as well as other Covington scholars. Thus the Covington Public School System was formed.
 
Erected 1996 by Newton County Historical Society Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 33° 35.75′ N, 83° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on College Avenue SE 0 miles east of Oak Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in a park, 50 feet off the road in a group of rocks. Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covington City School
The Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
2. The Female College Marker
(here, next to this marker); City Hall (here, next to this marker); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); To The Confederate Dead of Newton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covington Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
The Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
3. The Female College Marker
The marker is the left-most in the group of three markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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