Findlay College

Findlay College (HMJFS)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.245', W 83° 39.02'

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Side A:
Findlay College was a joint venture of the Churches of God, General Conference, and the Village of Findlay. It was chartered on January 28, 1882, to provide a liberal arts education within a Christian context for all — regardless of race or sex. Old Main was constructed between 1883 and 1886 at a cost of $51,662.95. It was 171 by 107 feet, one of the largest college buildings in the state, and the only one heated by natural gas. The cornerstone was laid on May 25, 1884.

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Classes began on September 1, 1886. There were 170 students and 10 faculty members the first year. The first commencement was held in June, 1889, with two students, Flora Kimmel and J. P. Shelley receiving degrees. The first president of the College was John Roland Harris Latchaw, 1884 - 1893. Charles Trout Fox was the first dean, 1886 - 1929. Winebrenner Theological Seminary, until 1961 known as Winebrenner Graduate School of Divinity, was established in 1942.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number9-32
Year Placed1982
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County, Findlay College Centennial Commission, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277274 N 4548145
Decimal Degrees41.05408333, -83.65033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.245', W 83° 39.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 14.70" N, 83° 39' 1.20" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1039 N Main St, Findlay OH 45840, US
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