Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site: Cherokee Baptist College



Marker ID: GHM 008-22
Location: On Firetower Road off US 41 at Cassville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.613    W 084° 51.824
  34.24355    -84.86373
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3HZB
Site: Cherokee Baptist College  Marker  



Text:

On Chapman Hill; a school for boys established Jan. 1854. A large three-story brick bldg. flanked by two-story wings. Burned 1856; rebuilt 1857, destroyed by Federal forces Oct. 12, 1864.

This, & the Methodist Female College 3/4 mi. N.E., were the first chartered institutions of higher education in Cherokee Georgia.

Their destruction, togehter with the burning of Casville, marked the passing of a notable educational center in this section of the state.

GHM 008-22 Georgia Historical Commission 1953



 

 

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