Furman University

Furman University (HM9FW)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.617', W 82° 24.083'

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This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of Furman University's relocation from this site to the current campus north of Greenville on Poinsett Highway. From 1851 to 1958, Furman University was located atop this bluff above the Reedy River Falls, and the Greenville Woman's College was located a mile away on College Street at the current site of Heritage Green. The all-male university and the woman's college was separate institutions until they were coordinated during the Great Depression, and for twenty-five years students and faculty commuted between the two campuses. In 1958, the men moved to the new campus, and, in 1961, the women joined them to create a fully coeducational university.

Timeline of Furman Campuses
· Furman Academy and Theological Institution, Edgefield, SC 1827-1828
· Furman Theological Institution, High Hills of the Santee, Sumter County, SC 1829-1824
· The Furman Institute, Winnsboro, SC 1837-1850
· Furman University, West End, Greenville, SC 1851-1958
· Greenville Woman's College (later the Women's College of Furman University) 1854-1961
· Furman University, Poinsett Highway, Greenville 1958-present
HM NumberHM9FW
Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371874 N 3856596
Decimal Degrees34.84361667, -82.40138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.617', W 82° 24.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 37.02" N, 82° 24' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37 Furman College Way, Greenville SC 29601, US
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