State College

State College (HMOAA)

Location: Milledgeville, GA 31061 Baldwin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 4.865', W 83° 13.932'

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Largely through the efforts of William Y. Atkinson the Georgia Normal and Industrial College was founded in 1889 with J. Harris Chappell as the first president. It became a degree-granting institution in 1917 and included a liberal arts program. The name was changed in 1922 to Georgia State College for Women and in 1961 to the Woman's College of Georgia. Today it is part of the University System of Georgia.

This square of 20 acres, set aside for public use in 1803, was used from 1811 until after the War Between the States as the site of the State Penitentiary. The buildings were partly burned during Sherman's occupation in 1864.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number005-29
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 291646 N 3662491
Decimal Degrees33.08108333, -83.23220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 4.865', W 83° 13.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 4' 51.90" N, 83° 13' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 140 N Clark St, Milledgeville GA 31061, US
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