"Old Mercer"

"Old Mercer" (HMGEY)

Location: Union Point, GA 30669 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 40.104', W 83° 10.5'

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Actuated by a legacy from Josiah Penfield, Mercer University was founded here in 1833 as Mercer Institute. After considering several locations, the Trustees moved the institution to Macon in 1871 and, in 1880, transferred all holdings in Penfield to the Georgia Baptist Association, except the venerable Penfield Cemetery where Jesse Mercer, Billington M. Sanders, Mrs. Sanders, and other notable Mercerians are buried. The chapel was given to the Penfield Baptist Church, founded in 1839 with Rev. Adiel Sherwood as pastor. The academy building became the Penfield public school building.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number066-13
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 298347 N 3727512
Decimal Degrees33.66840000, -83.17500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.104', W 83° 10.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 6.24" N, 83° 10' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1018-1026 Mercer Cir, Union Point GA 30669, US
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