Lawrenceville Female Seminary

Lawrenceville Female Seminary (HMFJH)

Location: Lawrenceville, GA 30046 Gwinnett County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 57.148', W 83° 59.345'

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The first building erected on this property was completed July 31, 1838 to house the Lawrenceville Female Seminary. The Reverend John S. Wilson was elected first president of the Board of Trustees. The Seminary commenced operations on September 24, 1838 with Miss Martha Wells serving as principal. The original building having been destroyed by fire about 1850, the present Greek Revival structure, erected between 1853 and 1855, was used until 1886.

Lawrenceville Lodge 131, Free and Accepted Masons used the second story of the building for meetings for more than a century. The Seminary Building has had a variety of tenants and performed many functions but it remains today very much like it was originally.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number067-6
Year Placed1974
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 223763 N 3760912
Decimal Degrees33.95246667, -83.98908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.148', W 83° 59.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 8.88" N, 83° 59' 20.70" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 455 S Perry St, Lawrenceville GA 30046, US
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