Paine College Founding Site

Paine College Founding Site (HM6FN)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.594', W 81° 58.193'

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Paine College was founded as Paine Institute on this spot in 1882 by black and white members of the Colored (now Christian) Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (now United Methodist Church). Ths institution, founded to educate and empower recently emancipated slaves, embodied an intellectual mission, a commitment to interracial harmony, and a vision ot the social order. Since its inception, Paine College has maintained a legacy of achievement among its thousand of graduated.
HM NumberHM6FN
Year Placed1995
Placed ByCharles A. DeVaney, Mayor and The City Council of Augusta
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 409886 N 3704541
Decimal Degrees33.47656667, -81.96988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.594', W 81° 58.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 35.64" N, 81° 58' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-241 10th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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