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University of Georgia (Clarke County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.449 W 083° 22.516
17S E 280516 N 3759983
Quick Description: UGA's history is described.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2005 3:18:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 44

Long Description:
Endowed with 40,000 acres of land in 1784 and chartered in 1785, the charter was the first granted by a state for a government controlled university. After Louisville and the Greensboro were first selected, the current site was chosen. The first president, and authur of the school's charter, Abraham Baldwin, resigned when the doors opened, and was succeeded by Josiah Meigs. The University first began to thrive under Moses Waddel, who became president in 1819. Alonzo Church was president in 1829-1859. During the War for Southern Independence, most of the students entered the Confederate Army. The University closed its doors in 1864, and did not open again until January 1866. After the war many Confederate veterans became students. Famous pre-war professors were John and Joseph LsConte and Charles F. McCay, while famous students were Robert Toombs, Alexander H Stephens, Howell Cobb, and Crawford W. Long. Plans for a modern university were first developed by Walter B. Hill and realized under Harmon W. Caldwell. The best known of the post-war presidents (now chancellors) was David C. Barrow. The Builder of the modern plant was Chancellor Steadman V Sanford.
Type of Marker: Park

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