Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University (HM99Y)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30319 Dekalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.417', W 84° 19.832'

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Chartered in 1835 by Georgia Presbyterians near Milledgeville, Oglethorpe University was the first denominational college established in the Deep South.It perished during the Civil War and was briefly revived from 1870 to 1872 in Atlanta. Thornwell Jacobs refounded the University as a private, non-sectarian liberal arts college at the present site in 1915. Land on Peachtree Road was donated by Realtor C.H. Ashford. By 1929 Oglethorpe had acquired about 600 acres, including nearby Silver Lake, a gift from publisher William Randolph Hearst. The Gothic revival architecture on the campus was intended as a "livingmemorial" to Georgia's founder, James Edward Oglethorpe. It was inspired by his honorary alma mater, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England. Fourbuildings of limestone and native granite, built before 1930, were designed by the noted firm of Morgan and Dillon. Phoebe Hearst Memorial Hall, Lumpton Hall with its distinctive bell tower, Hermance Stadium and the Lowry Hall section of Philip Weltner Library are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Crypt of Civilization time capsule, a vault located in Hearst Hall, was sealed in 1940 and is not to be opened until 8113 A.D.
HM NumberHM99Y
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-70
Year Placed1995
Placed ByGeorgia Dep
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746918 N 3751350
Decimal Degrees33.87361667, -84.33053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.417', W 84° 19.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 25.02" N, 84° 19' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4525-4539 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30319, US
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