Mercer University

Mercer University (HMU7O)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
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N 32° 49.883', W 83° 38.833'

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Founded in Pensfield, Georgia, January 14, 1833, as Mercer Institute, Mercer University, the "oldest child" of the Georgia Baptist Convention, has been the chief source of Baptist ministerial and lay leaders through the years. Among the many notable Baptists who established this institution, three stand out: Josiah Penfield, whose legacy launched the movement; Jesse Mercer, who nurtured and supported the project; Billington M. Sanders, who, which Cynthia Holiday Sanders (Old Miss), fostered it through the first seven years. Mercer was one of the few colleges in the South that remained open during the War Between the States and the only one for men in Georgia. It was moved to Macon in 1871.
HM NumberHMU7O
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number011-18
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252202 N 3635699
Decimal Degrees32.83138333, -83.64721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.883', W 83° 38.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 52.98" N, 83° 38' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1399 College St, Macon GA 31201, US
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