Historic Markers Across Georgia



Mercer University



Marker ID: GHM 011-18
Location: Coleman and College Streets, Macon, GA
County: Bibb
Coordinates: N 32° 49.883    W 083° 38.833
  32.83138333    -83.64721666
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Mercer University  Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

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.

GHM 011-18 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1959



Mercer University
Mercer University
Photo by David Seibert


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More information:
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