Historic Markers Across Georgia

LaGrange College-1831

Marker ID: GHM 141-6
Location: Vernon Street (US 29) and Forrest Street, LaGrange
County: Troup
Coordinates: N 33° 2.382    W 085° 2.693
  33.03970755    -85.04488251
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4PHC
LaGrange College-1831 Marker  


LaGrange College is the oldest non-tax supported institution of higher education in Georgia. It was chartered in 1831 as LaGrange Female Academy. The charter has been changed three times as the trustees altered the name to LaGrange Female Institute in 1847, to LaGrange Female College in 1851 and finally to LaGrange College in 1934. It was formally declared a co-educational institution in 1954. LaGrange College is owned by the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church.

GHM 147-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1955