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Creation Date

12-29-2011

Building Name

Andrew College Marker

Description

Andrew College Marker, Cuthbert GA

This historic marker is located on US 82 W in Cuthbert at the campus opposite Andrew Street. It was installed by the Georgia Historical Commission.

The marker reads as follows :

" Cuthbert is the site of Andrew College, founded here January 1854, named in honor of Bishop James O. Andrew whose refusal to free his Wife´s slaves separated the Northern and Southern Methodist Episcopal Churches (1844). First President - Augustus Alden, of Yale, a pioneer in Georgia for higher education.

The second college chartered to confer graduate degrees upon women. Served as a Confederate Hospital 1863-65.

The first women´s college in the South to include Physical Education in its curriculum (1867)

Today, a fully accredited Junior College, it has upheld throughout a century the highest principles of education, Christian womanhood."

Latitude, Longitude

31.77185833, -84.79531111

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Andrew College Marker; Andrew College; Historic marker; Bishop James O. Andrew; Juniour College; Physical education; College campuses --- Markers --- Georgia --- Cuthbert.

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