James Henry Carlisle

James Henry Carlisle (HM9AS)

Location: Winnsboro, SC 29180 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.857', W 81° 5.07'

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Born in this house on May 24, 1825, the son of William and Mary Ann Carlisle, this noted teacher received his education at Mount Zion Institute and South Carolina College. A delegate in 1860 to the Secession Convention and a legislator in 1864, his greatest sevice was as the third President of Wofford College from 1875 to 1902, where he had taught since 1853. He died October 21, 1909.

James Henry Carlisle

Educator, humanitarian, religious leader, college president. He believed that: "The student ought to be educated not simply or chiefly because he intends to be a farmer, lawyer, or statesman, but because he is a human being with capacities, and powers, with inlets of joy, with possibilities of effort and action, which no trade can satisfy or exhaust."
HM NumberHM9AS
Marker Number20-3
Year Placed1965
Placed ByFairfield County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 492231 N 3804399
Decimal Degrees34.38095000, -81.08450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.857', W 81° 5.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 51.42" N, 81° 5' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-128 S Zion St, Winnsboro SC 29180, US
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