Eleutherian College

Eleutherian College (HM1EMZ)

Location: Madison, IN 47250 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.895', W 85° 31.011'

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College developed 1854 from Eleutherian Institute, founded 1848. Thomas Craven and anti-slavery advocates in the area created and supported the institution for education of students of all races and genders. This structure, built in the 1850s for classes and a chapel, was purchased for restoration 1990. Designated National Historic Landmark 1997.

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Eleutherian provided one of earliest educational opportunities for women and African-Americans before Civil War. The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number39.2004.3
Year Placed2004
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, DNR, African American Landmarks Committee of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 628735 N 4299132
Decimal Degrees38.83158333, -85.51685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.895', W 85° 31.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 53.70" N, 85° 31' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6881 W Sr 250, Madison IN 47250, US
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