Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women
—December 23, 1836 —
From that beginning, Wesleyan has maintained close ties with the church. Bishops, ministers, laywomen and laymen have served as trustees and faculty. Trustees, presidents, and faculty have in turn served as ministers and bishops. Alumnae of the college have enriched the church as members, musicians, teachers, missionaries, diaconal ministers, and clergy.
Erected 1992 by Shrine General Conference The United Methodist Church. (Marker Number 226.)
Location. 32° 50.433′ N, 83° 38.3′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Georgia Avenue, on the right when traveling south on College Street. Touch for map. The marker stands on the lawn of the Macon Post Office building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 College Street, Macon GA 31213, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Site: Wesleyan College (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. ¼ mile away); Cowles-Bond House (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Baptist Church of Christ (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Asa Holt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Also see . . . Wesleyan College. The history of the college, from the college's web site. (Submitted on May 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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