Wilmington College

Wilmington College (HMIIP)

Location: Wilmington, OH 45177 Clinton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.69', W 83° 49.077'

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The 19th century saw a great migration of Quakers from the Carolinas and from eastern Ohio to southwestern Ohio. Attracted by rich soil and abundance of fresh water and springs, Quakers became the dominant religious group in the region. Clinton County was referred to as the "Quaker County of Ohio." In August 1870, members of the Society of Friends purchased at an auction an unfinished building on 14 acres of land and founded Wilmington College, the first Quaker institution of higher learning established in Ohio. College Hall is the original structure and the first classes commenced in April 1871. Wilmington's importance as a Quaker center grew with the founding of Wilmington College, which houses the Quaker Collection of historical, literary, and genealogical publications in the Watson Library.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-14
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Wilmington College, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 257504 N 4369932
Decimal Degrees39.44483333, -83.81795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.69', W 83° 49.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 41.40" N, 83° 49' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 176-402 Fife Ave, Wilmington OH 45177, US
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