Alpha Delta of Beta Theta Pi

Alpha Delta of Beta Theta Pi (HM28O2)

Location: Fulton, MO 65251 Callaway County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.895', W 91° 57.242'

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Historic Greek Chapter

The Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was chartered
by its General Fraternity on March 5, 1868.
Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi is the oldest chapter of any
collegiate fraternity or sorority in continuous existence
west of the Mississippi River.

Charles Henry Hardin, "Of Ever Honored Memory," one of the eight founders of Beta Theta Pi in 1839 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, lived in Fulton from 1843-1860.
In 1858, he sponsored the petition for the charter of the Beta Theta Pi Chapter at Westminster College.
Brother Hardin secured the approval of the General Fraternity for a chapter at Westminster in 1860, but the actual installation of the chapter was delayed until 1868 because of the local conditions surrounding the college during the Civil War and its aftermath.

Brother Hardin served as Governor of Missouri from 1875-1877. His gravesite is located in Jewell Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.
Historical Marker Dedication - April 25, 2015
HM NumberHM28O2
Year Placed2015
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 590766 N 4300456
Decimal Degrees38.84825000, -91.95403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.895', W 91° 57.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 53.7" N, 91° 57' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 Westminster Ave, Fulton MO 65251, US
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