Historic Markers Across Georgia

Whatley Memorial Historic Park

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Location: On College View Street at Ellenwood Drive, Bowden, GA
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 33° 32.318    W 085° 15.599
  33.53863333    -85.25998333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Whatley Memorial Historic Park Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This park is the last piece of unused land of the original campus of Bowdon College (1856- 1936). It was also the backyard of the McDaniel- Whatley home, the last remaining building of that institution. Mr. Vachel D. Whatley Sr. graduated from Bowdon College in 1893 and served as school president 1897- 1900 and again 1907- 1912. The Whatley family donated this park to the city of Bowdon on August 2, 2003.

Whatley Memorial Historic Park
Photo by David Seibert