State Seminary of Indiana

State Seminary of Indiana (HM1589)

Location: Bloomington, IN 47401 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 9.683', W 86° 32.019'

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Congress, asserting that education was necessary for representative government, granted Indiana one township of land to support a seminary as part of its admission to statehood in 1816. In 1820, Governor Jonathan Jennings approved the act creating the State Seminary. When classes first began here April 4, 1825, only Ancient Greek and Latin were taught.

Legislation recreated the Seminary as Indiana College (1828) and Indiana University (1838) to teach "useful arts and sciences" and attract more students. After a fire in 1883, University Trustees purchased land northeast of here at Dunn's Woods for a new campus that would allow for development and enlargement of the University; classes began there in 1885.

HM NumberHM1589
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number53.2011.1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, City of Bloomington, and Indiana University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 540290 N 4334789
Decimal Degrees39.16138333, -86.53365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.683', W 86° 32.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 40.98" N, 86° 32' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W 2nd St, Bloomington IN 47401, US
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