Old Oglethorpe University - GHS 005-21
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 33° 03.289 W 083° 14.765
17S E 290288 N 3659607
Quick Description: In front of the fire station on Allen Memorial Dr at Ivey Dr in Milledgeville.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 8:13:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This is the site of the antebellum college established in the community of Midway by the Hopewll Presbytery in 1833. Its first president, Carlisle P. Beman, was succeeded in 1841 by Samuel K. Talmage. In 1861, students and faculty entered Confederate service, among them Sidney Lanier. After the college reopened in 1866, it succumbed to economic crisis and closed in 1869. Two noted professors were Joseph Le Conte, one of the South´s foremost scientists, and James Woodrow, believed to be the first educator in Georgia to receive the Ph.D. The last campus building, Thallan Hall, constructed by Joseph Lane, stood until 1990. Oglethorpe University was refounded in Atlanta by Thornwell Jacobs in 1913.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 005-21

Date: 1994

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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