Newberry College

Newberry College (HM932)

Location: Walhalla, SC 29691 Oconee County
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N 34° 46', W 83° 3.905'

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Newberry College, founded in 1856, moved here from Newberry in 1868 and remained in Walhalla until 1877, returning to Newberry for the opening of the 1877-78 academic year. The Lutheran college struggled during the Civil War and its aftermath as enrollment dropped and debts mounted. in 1869 it sold its main building and other property in Newberry at auction to pay its significant debts.

Walhalla, with a large community of Germans who were primarily Lutherans, was chosen as a suitable home for the college, which retained the name Newberry. Under Josiah P. Smeltzer (1818-1887), president 1861-77, the college first occupied a building at Main and College Streets and then one at College and North Broad Streets. In 1877 the Synod of S.C. and Adjacent States voted to move it back to Newberry.
HM NumberHM932
Marker Number37-9
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOconee County Arts and Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 311009 N 3849110
Decimal Degrees34.76666667, -83.06508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46', W 83° 3.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 0.00" N, 83° 3' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 N College St, Walhalla SC 29691, US
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