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Wofford College

 
 
Wofford College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
1. Wofford College Marker
The marker shown was erected in 1998. It replaced a marker erected the Wofford College Class of 1960.
Inscription. Wofford College, charted in 1851, was established by a $100,000 bequest from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford of Spartanburg, who envisioned a college for 'literary, classical, and scientific education' affiliated with the Methodist Church. The college opened in the fall of 1854 and still occupies its historic campus, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Wofford's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, charted in 1941, was the first at a private college in South Carolina.
 
Erected 1998 by Wofford College. (Marker Number 42-18.)
 
Location. 34° 57.514′ N, 81° 56.338′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on North Church Street (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located just north of the main campus entrance, next door to Wofford Bookstore. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evins-Bivings House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. mile away); Jesse Cleveland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College
Fountain Wings by William Mabry (2007) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
2. Fountain Wings by William Mabry (2007)
This sculpture contains and redistributes the force of the single water jet through the spheroid form and projecting wings. It represents and is dedicated to the graduating seniors leaving the college's unifying experience and dispersing into the word. The sculpture is a gift of John Phillips Linton, '70.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Barnet Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Daniel Morgan Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wofford College. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Wofford College. Wofford is one of the few four-year institutions in the southeastern United States founded before the American Civil War and still operating on its original campus. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. National Register Information on Wofford College. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Wofford College's Tree-lined Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
3. Wofford College's Tree-lined Main Entrance
Wofford College Main Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
4. Wofford College Main Building
Wofford College Main Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
5. Wofford College Main Building
Wofford College Main Building from Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2008
6. Wofford College Main Building from Sidewalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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