Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University (HMRI9)

Location: Americus, GA 31709 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.417', W 84° 13.15'

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Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. In 1926, the Legislature authorized the school to offer two years of college work and change the name to Third District Agricultural and Normal College. The Institution became a unit of the University System of Georgia in 1932 and changed the name to Georgia Southwestern College. In 1964, the Board of Regents authorized transition to a four-year degree granting institution. The first Bachelors' Degrees were conferred in 1968. Among distinguished alumni are former President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell.
HM NumberHMRI9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceSchool
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number129-10
Year Placed2017
Placed ByGeorgia Southwestern State University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 762547 N 3550131
Decimal Degrees32.05695000, -84.21916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.417', W 84° 13.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 25.0200" N, 84° 13' 9.0000" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110-164 GSW State University Dr, Americus GA 31709, US
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